MUSIC TEAM

Ian Grice –  Musical Director

Ian at the Albert Hall, Nottingham (“Spring Sensation” – March 2016)

Ian was appointed Acting Musical Director following the decision of Meryl Chambers to stand down as MD (  Christmas 2017) . After an interim period Ian was confirmed as Musical Director in March 2018. Locally born and bred, Ian is one of the most influential members of our choir with 31 years service. He is also our main point of contact with other choirs including the Welsh  Association of Male Voice Choirs, giving us a breadth of musical  experience we otherwise would not have.

Ian is one of our primary soloists with a wonderful tenor voice. He is also a member of “The Gentlemen”, a nonet formed from  members of our choir.

Margaret Ball – Accompanist

Local to Mansfield Woodhouse, Margaret started to learn piano at the age of 4. She went on to receive music tuition for piano and clarinet at Birmingham School of Music. A retired school teacher, she taught and coordinated music at primary schools, directing school choirs and being involved in a wide range of musical drama productions.

Margaret has played church organ for over 40 years, and she went on to play for the last 20 at St Philip Neri RC Church in Mansfield where she also accompanies the church choir. She has accompanied local solo artists and ensembles in a variety of concerts and has been accompanist to our choir for 14 years

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP

Gordon Blanc – Chairman

Gordon is life-long singer. An Irishman from Portarlington in the middle of an Irish bog, His forebears were Huguenots hence his French surname. Gordon was previously Chairman of Basingstoke MVC,with whom he toured extensively in Canada and the United States. He is a very experienced baritone and has been a real asset to the Mansfield MVC since he joined us in 2009 taking up Chairmanship of Mansfield MVC in April 2016

He is currently mentoring his grandson, Josh, also a baritone, in the Mansfield MVC. Gordon is a prominent member of the Sherwood Forest Community Church in Blidworth.

 

 

David Marriott – President

David is born and bred Mansfield resident and a prominent local businessman. He is owner/director of Sally Twinkle a long-establish Mansfield haberdashery business in the town centre. As Director of the John Eastwood Foundation he is very involved in local charity work. David is also a very active member of All Saints Church, Clipstone. During the 5 years he has been President, David has been a true friend of the Choir and a great ambassador