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CMVC Musical Team

Howard Topper, Conductor and Musical Director.

Howard has just recently come to Chippenham from Hong Kong where he had been Conductor of the Welsh Male Voice Choir for the past 8 years. Prior to that he had been a member there for 3 years. He had previously been a member of the Nelson Arion Male Voice Choir, Lancashire for 28 years.

Mary Ballard, Accompanist

Mary has lived in the Chippenham area for the past 50 years and for several years was Accompanist for the Chippenham Cantata. She trained at the Royal Academy of Music, her instruments are piano, cello, oboe and organ. Mary has been teaching at Secondary and Primary Schools in Wiltshire which included 17 happy years at Shaw Primary School. She is well experienced with choirs as during her career she trained, accompanied and conducted children and adult choirs in Wiltshire and for a time in Mallorca when she lived there. Mary is happily married with a grown up family of three, and is delighted to accompany the choir. The choir is  delighted to have her!