Joan’s association with the Eden Singers spans almost four decades, as their accompanist, and also for the choir Cantabile for the duration of its existence.
In addition, she has been accompanist for Penrith Amateur Savoyards, Carlisle Musical Society and Keswick Amateur Operatic Society, and both musical director and accompanist for Penrith Players. She has also been involved in musical productions at Austin Friars School, Carlisle, as well as accompanying pupils taking their music exams.
A major challenge in 2001 was joint musical directorship, along with her son, Stephen, for the pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at the Sands Centre, Carlisle.
More recently, Joan has been accompanist and musical director for the children’s choir at All Saints Church, Culgaith.
Always in demand because of her musical skills and experience, in addition to her involvement in the choral scene, Joan has frequently been heard accompanying many individual singers at charity events throughout North Cumbria.