We are extremely fortunate to have Iris Warren as our M.D. She is very special to all of us, and regularly weaves her mystical Celtic spells by producing the most magical Welsh choral sounds out of our group of thirty plus troublesome but friendly males.
Iris has taught music at all levels with choral singing particularly by children, and fortunately for us she is a teacher of immense tolerance, patience and ability.
She tells me that she loves her ‘older boys’ choir, though we are not sure if this is in spite of, or because of the behavioural characteristics she recognises from s(k)chool.
She has been heard to complain that of all her children’s choirs . . . “Brighton Welsh Male Voice is the most troublesome!”.
Liz began playing the piano when only six years old, and at eleven won a Junior Exhibition scholarship to Trinity College, London, where she had weekly tuition until the age of eighteen. Liz then attended Brighton College of Education for three years with music as her main subject.
On qualifying as a primary school teacher in 1972 she took a job as a specialist music teacher in a Brighton school, and since then has taught in many local schools with music as a focus.
Liz also works for the Brighton and Hove Music Service accompanying their Junior, Youth and Adult Community Choirs involving concerts at such venues as the Dome, the Gardner Arts Centre and the Brighton Centre.
Liz is now accompanying the Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir… (Her toughest gig to date!), and looks forward to a longland happy relationship with them.