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Tring Choral Society Officers

Musical Director 

Colin Stevens

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Colin has been Musical Director of the Society since 1974 and has considerable experience in directing church choirs, chamber choirs and larger choral groups. He has broadened the Society’s repertoire considerably and, as well as introducing most of the established choral repertoire, has encouraged the commissioning of a number of choral works and the performance of many contemporary pieces.

His formal musical training took place at Trinity College, London where he studied organ. He continues to play regularly in London and elsewhere and has made several trips abroad with London choirs and the choir of Ely Cathedral. He was organist and choirmaster at Tring Parish Church for 12 years.

Colin is an experienced accompanist on piano, having accompanied countless shows, musicals, operas and operettas. He has also musically directed a number of stage shows, including Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and Side By Side by Sondheim.

Carole King

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Carole has been involved in music from an early age playing the piano, violin and saxophone throughout her school years. She left Dr Challoner's High School with A-Level music and Grade 8 piano to go on to a full-time career in music.

Carole has worked extensively as a pianist and piano teacher since 1996. She has been a Musical Director and rehearsal pianist for local and national shows including Tom Owen’s "14 by 3" show based on his role in "Last Of The Summer Wine". Carole was also Musical Director for The Elgiva Pantomimes (2000-2011) working alongside TV, radio and West End stars.

Carole has taught singing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and East 15 Acting School and the piano at The Royal Masonic School for Girls (2002-2008) and The Beacon School (1996 - 2002 and 2012 to the present) where she also regularly accompanies performance exams and choirs. She ran her own Youth Theatre Company, Pedal Performing Arts (2006-2016), and has been the resident musical director for the Wycombe Spring and Summer Youth Projects (2012-2019) and prior to that as Assistant Musical Director (since 2006). She is also one of four producers in her own production company Voice of the Show (since 2016).

Carole has also written and arranged for Drumtech, Amanda Redman’s Artist’s Theatre School and original material for Pantomime and Voice of the Show.
Committee Members 

Robert Allnutt

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Membership Secretary
Margaret Collier

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Rhian Nicholls

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Concert Manager
Tony Mackinder

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Lucy Kibble

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Mary Haywood

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Committee Secretary
Zoe Hill

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