The Oyster Singers

Choir Leadership

Brenda Tilley – Alto
Leadership | Member

Brenda Tilley – Alto

I am responsible for keeping the library of music in a well organised manner for our members. I have been with the choir since 2006 having been taught by four musical directors since joining. Victoria Rowcroft is the choir’s longest serving musical director and we have been taught very well by her. I get satisfaction from…

David Fewkes – Tenor
Leadership | Member

David Fewkes – Tenor

I joined the choir, since moving down to Whitstable from Hartley, Kent in 2015. I am responsible for media communication on various web sites to communicate the choir’s concerts and other fund-raising events for our chosen charity of the year, and finding additional members to join our wonderful community choir. Joining the Oyster Singers has…

Donald Lugg – Bass
Leadership | Member

Donald Lugg – Bass

I have been in the choir for about 12 years. I am the Chairperson, responsible for chairing committee meetings, overseeing the smooth running of the choir and all its activities and generally keeping an eye on every member’s welfare. My history of singing in a choir, prior to joining the Oyster Singers, has been from the…

Michael Toh – Bass
Leadership | Member

Michael Toh – Bass

Music has been an enjoyable part of my life since being a 7-year-old Treble chorister to singing Baritone and Bass in the Reading Festival Chorus and the Whitstable Choral Society. I played trumpet from the age of 11, eventually in symphony orchestras and jazz bands. I am currently learning the Tenor Sax. I joined the…

Richard Arthur – Tenor
Leadership | Member

Richard Arthur – Tenor

Having moved from Leicestershire to the Kent coast in 2019, I didn’t have to search very hard to find a warm welcome with the Oyster Singers.  Previously having performed with more formal choirs, I have been delighted with the wide variety of music we have had the opportunity to learn.  Lockdown was a challenge but a determined…