Michael Cayton – Conductor

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 varied and distinguished professional career, as an organist, trumpeter and conductor. In his early career …

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Jeanne Mann – Leader of the Orchestra

    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 all kinds, playing a variety of music ranging from the classics to orchestral light music. …

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Rosemary Venner – Rehearsal Accompanist

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 and is enjoying having more time to spend on music and golf. Rosemary has frequently …

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The Committee

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 a Vice-Chair and five other members each carrying responsibility for a major aspect of the …

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