Lynne has always enjoyed music, growing up in a musical family, playing French horn in school and the local band, and playing piano.
She was involved with directing her Church Choir and started a children’s choir in her late teens, eventually deciding on a career in teaching.
After graduating from Trinity College, Carmarthen with a B.Ed. in Music in 1993, Lynne was soon asked to join Neyland Ladies Choir and took up the baton in 1994.
In that time, the choir has doubled in number, and has enjoyed a number of successful tours overseas including Ireland, Canada, Malta and most recently, France.
She is married with two sons, and works as Pembrokeshire County Council as a Foundation Phase Advisor, helping many other schools across Pembrokeshire.
Peter Griffiths Accompanist
Peter has been the choir’s accompanist since 1995.
He began learning to play the piano at the age of seven, and flute and double bass at the age of twelve.
After leaving school Peter undertook a two year course at Cardiff College Of Music And Drama completing his studies at weekends and in his spare time, whilst holding down a full time job.
In the past Peter was accompanist to Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society for five years. He also played piano for the Glancleddau Folk dancing team for several years.
During the time Peter has been with the choir we have toured Southern Ireland, Germany, France, Holland, Canada and Malta.
Peter is an active member of Christ Church (Priory Road), Milford Haven where he has been organist since 1999. He is also choirmaster to the Church choir there. He is also organist at St. Mary’s Church, Herbrandston, and accompanist to the Church Choir.
As well as being our accompanist, Peter also accompanies Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir, and has done so since December 2010. They recently completed a tour of the Isle of Wight, where they had two concerts with Newhaven Male Voice Choir.
Peter is very honoured to have received the Mayor’s award in 2013, “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music within the community of Milford Haven".
Miranda Davies Deputy Accompanist
Miranda is the newly appointed deputy accompanist for the choir, as well as a member of the alto section.
She first sang on stage at the age of 3 and hasn't stopped since! As well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist, Miranda also plays the French horn.
Miranda is a primary school teacher and has been teaching for 30 years. After graduating in 1987, her first teaching post was in Neyland Junior School, where she first encountered Neyland Ladies Choir. At the time the choir were looking for a pianist, for which she volunteered, much to the delight of the choir.
Due to work commitments, which meant a move to Tenby Junior School, and a young family, Miranda reluctantly decided to leave the choir and Neyland.
Her father sings with Tenby Male Voice Choir who have performed with Neyland Ladies Choir on a number of occasions. On one such occasion, Miranda was in the audience and after seeing Neyland Ladies sing their hearts out, realised what she had been missing.
Miranda returned to the choir after a 20 year absence and since then has loved being a part of the alto section.
When asked to become our deputy accompanist, Miranda agreed. She now says that she gets the best of both worlds, because she can sing with the choir and step in when needed to accompany.