Kate Mercer, Musical Director Kate grew up in Cheshire where she was a pupil at Altrincham Grammer School for Girls and attended the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, studying piano and percussion. She studied Music at the University of Sheffield where she was timpanist of the University Orchestra, and sang with the Choir and Chamber Choir. After graduation she returned to the Manchester area to take up piano teaching posts and has been a member of the piano teaching staff at the Junior RNCM for 30 year. Currently the Head of Music at Greenbank Preparatory School in Cheadle Hulme, Kate maintains a busy and active musical life as both teacher and performer. Kate has been Musical Director of Hathersage Choir since 2017.
Carol Barnes, Accompanist After studying music at Manchester University, Carol spent many years working as an IT manager in the pharmaceutical industry, retaining music as a source of pleasure and relaxation. Since taking early retirement, Carol has been able to take on more accompanying assignments, including the local choirs in Hathersage and Baslow.
Committee members Kathryn Vernon (Chair) Sarah Rockcliff (Deputy Chair) Joy Benn (Treasurer) Ruth Totterdell (Secretary) Jane Palmer (Assistant Secretary) Judy Robinson (Music Secretary) Gill Hutchinson (Assistant Music Secretary) Liz Webb (Choir Representative and Memorial Hall rep) Jane Griffiths (Concert Refreshments) Lisa Harris (Rehearsal Refreshments) Heather Rodgers (Uniforms secretary)