Musical Director
Dan Adams


Dan has worked as a music director for 8 years, specialising in amateur and community choirs. He is currently music director with The Grand Choir in Clitheroe and Darwen Library Larks and choral director with Ormskirk Music Society. In addition to music directing, Dan is also a busy music arranger and journalist, currently working as web and magazine editor for the Light Music Society. In 2018, he co-founded and served as artistic director for the Clitheroe Festival of choirs, which brought together 20 choirs in different venues in the Ribble Valley over the course of a single weekend. In 2020-21, he ran virtual choir rehearsals online, producing arrangements and ultimately a CD with all singers recording themselves in their own homes, to be mixed into a final performance. Post lockdown, he produced another CD working with the A Cappella Singers, with Gareth Malone appearing at one rehearsal exploring the possibility of a documentary on choirs in the North West.

Paul Greenhalgh


We are privileged to have Paul as our regular accompanist. Paul was born in Lancashire. A BMus degree from Cardiff University was followed by two post-graduate years at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, studying piano with Martin Jones and Geoffrey Buckley and more recently with Martin Roscoe.


Paul appears frequently as recitalist, concerto soloist and accompanist at venues throughout the North West. He is Principal of the Blackburn School of Music and teaches piano at Stonyhurst College in the Ribble Valley.


ln addition to being the pianist for Preston Orpheus Choir, he also appears regularly as accompanist and soloist with Burnley Municipal Choir.


Recently, Paul performed in the Ribble Valley Music Festival again, with the acclaimed Pennine Trio, featuring well-known northwest musicians Gaynor Sutcliffe and Robert Buller. Also, Paul took part in masterclasses in Albignac, France as part of eminent pianist Paul Robert's lnternational Summer School.


Paul is active as a sought after accompanist, and recent exam successes include Dip ABRSM in clarinet and ATCL in singing and cello. As a teacher, Paul has had many students who have gone on to study music at college and joined the profession in various roles.

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