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
Musical Director - Anne Evans
Accompanist - Ian Westley
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.
Tauber before 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.
Her solo career included, amongst others, Verdi Requiem, Elgar's 'Dream of Gerontius' & 'Sea Pictures', Mendelssohn's Elijah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio & Mathew Passion, Handel's Messiah and Solomon, Haydn's Nelson Mass and Duruflé's Requiem. Anne returned to England and settled in Henley-on-Thames where she had the pleasure of forming chamber groups with like-minded 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!
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.