David Pyatt

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David Pyatt is Patron of Watford Philharmonic Society and a world renowned Horn player. David is Principle Horn for London Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a popular soloist, performing at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival. He is Professor of Horn at the Guildford School of music and the National Youth Orchestra. David’s support is much welcomed to the WPS. Read more about David here.

Andrew Shore

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Andrew Shore is Patron of the Watford Philharmonic Society and world renowned Baritone, performing regularly with the English National Opera. He is Laurence Olivier Award-nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Opera. Andrew’s support is much welcomed to the WPS. Read more about Andrew here.

Terry Edwards – President

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Terry Edwards was Conductor and Chorus Master for Watford Philharmonic from 2006 to 2014 and is now the President of the Society. He gave a Q&A to the Watford Observer prior to his final concert in June 2015 in which he … Continued

Richard Baker OBE – Vice President

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Richard Baker OBE lived in Radlett for 25 years and it was very much as a local boy that he was invited to become Vice President of the Watford Philharmonic Society. Richard Baker became a household name as a broadcaster … Continued

Michael Cayton – Conductor

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Michael Cayton was appointed as conductor to Watford Philharmonic in September 2014, succeeding Terry Edwards who is now our President. Prior to that Michael was guest conductor for a performance of Britten’s War Requiem in March 2014. Michael has a truly … Continued

Jeanne Mann – Leader of the Orchestra

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    Jeanne Mann is looking forward to the 2015/16 season of concerts with the Watford Philharmonic Society. Her work as a freelance orchestral violinist (and sometime violist) takes Jeanne around the country playing for Choral Societies and orchestras of … Continued

Rosemary Venner – Rehearsal Accompanist

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Rosemary Venner has been the Society’s rehearsal pianist since 1995. Following studies at the Royal Academy of Music, Rosemary was a freelance accompanist and coach for several years before moving into office administration and accounts.  She recently retired from business … Continued

The Committee

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The regular activities of the Society are managed by an elected committee acting on behalf of all members.  Currently there are 9 committee posts, three of which are held by the Society’s officers – Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. We have … Continued