Sidmouth Occasional Choir exists to:
May we introduce ourselves?
Sidmouth Occasional Choir is an ad hoc group of singers centred principally on Sue and Martyn Daldorph’s family and their friends. It has grown out of their joint love of music and the many occasions in the past when they have sung together in Claygate Choral Society concerts whilst Martyn was its Musical Director.
Many of the singers are former Cambridge Choral Scholars; others are drawn from among the best of Devon’s choirs and sing by invitation.
Our family members:
Rebecca and Nicholas Yates
Andrew and Sally Daldorph
Dora and Andrew O’Sullivan
Amy and Tom Jackman
Sue and Martyn Daldorph
Andrew Daldorph is our accompanist.
Andrew is a talented and versatile professional musician. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, harpsichordist, an accompanist of great skill and sensitivity, a refreshing and interesting composer, an inspiring conductor, jazz pianist, keyboard teacher and choir trainer. (See his website at www.andrewdaldorph.co.uk )
He is Director of Music of Exeter Chamber Choir (www.exeterchamberchoir.co.uk )
and East Devon Choral Society (www.eastdevonchoralsociety.org.uk )
Martyn Daldorph was a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge under Sir David Willcocks, has conducted various choral ensembles and was director of Music of Claygate Choral Society (www.claygatechoralsociety.co.uk) for 22 years until 2011.
Rebecca and Nicholas Yates, Sally Daldorph, Dora and Andrew O’Sullivan, Amy and Tom Jackman and Sue Daldorph all sing, with six Cambridge choral scholars and a wealth of choral recordings and broadcasts between them.