Music Director: John Helyer


John and his wife Joyce moved to Cumbria from their North East roots in 2013.  As a pianist he has a wide repertoire which includes both modern and classical styles. Since retirement he has assisted the South Tyneside School Music Service in primary musical provision, which included their annual festival.  John was Music Director for a choir based in Sunderland, arranging four part choral scores and performing for concerts and wedding venues.


John had already been a member of the bass section of The Eden Singers and when Joan Urquhart retired as accompanist he took over and at the same time also took on the role of Music Director from Louise Woof.  Joan is now back with the choir leaving John more time to carry out his role as Music Director.