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Anne was born in Africa and at a young age won a bursary to study Singing and Piano at the Royal College of Music in London. 


After graduating, Anne returned to Africa continuing her studies with Madam Armholt, a lieder specialist and one time accompanist for Richard Tauber before

Musical Director - Anne Evans

 WW2, teaching at Bishops Diocesan College Preparatory School in Capetown and the prestigious St John's College in Johannesburg, singing in the highly acclaimed chamber choir Chanticleer Singers and the SABC Chamber Choir as a  resident soloist under their Director, Richard Cock.

Anne moved to Kenya with her husband's job, and joined the thriving music life in Nairobi which was buzzing with United Nations personnel who added enormously to the music scene by  sharing their multicultural abilities. There was plenty of opportunities to conduct the Nairobi Music Society's choir and orchestral in works such as the Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Nelson Mass, Solomon and Mendelssohn's Elijah, when she wasn't on call as a soloist for the heftier works such as  Verdi's Requiem and Elgar's 'Dream of Gerontius'.


 Returned to England Anne settled in Henley-on-Thames where she had the pleasure of forming chamber groups with friends and musicians, such as the 'Coppice Chorale' and 'Handel with Care' while raising money for local and national charities. These groups finally merged and Aliquando Chamber Choir was born!

Accompanist  - Ian Westley

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After studying music at the University of Reading where he specialised in piano and organ, Ian has pursued a career as a music teacher and performer and has a large teaching practice in the Reading area.

As well as accompanying the Reading Haydn Choir since 1989, he accompanies the South Chiltern Choral Society and Cantemus of Newbury. He also works with dramatic societies and in recitals. Recently Ian performed throughout the country with Mark Kesel in a series of lecture recitals and educational workshops entitled 'The Square on the Hippopotamus'.

Ian is also a singer and conductor and works extensively in the field of choral music. He was organist and choirmaster at St. Peter's, Caversham for 26 years and runs and directs his own chamber choir Erleigh Cantors, which specialises in singing choral music in the cathedrals of Southern England.

Leading choral workshops has also become a regular part of Ian's busy schedule.


NB We, Aliquando Choir consider ourselves very fortunate to have secured  Ian as our rehearsal pianist and as an important part of our concert 'consort of instruments' for our two concerts each year.

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