Breast Cancer Haven, Hereford is forming a female choir and we are looking for enthusiastic singers who would like to be part of this exciting venture. We are extremely proud to announce that Jo Williamson has agreed to join us as our choir director.

‘An Introduction to the Choir’, led by Jo, will be informative, giving a sense of what it means to be part of a choir and the wonderful experiences and friendships formed through regular training session and concerts.

For Jo, singing has always been her life. Graduating from the Birmingham School of Music (Conservetoire) she has regularly performed, including lead roles in Carmen (Carmen) and Dorabella (Cosi fan tutti). Jo formed The Cantabile Girls’ Choir in 2008, and since then they have experienced wonderful successes, including winners of BBC Songs of Praise and Barnardo's School Choir of the Year. In 2018, Cantabile won the prestigious award of Children’s Choir of the World at the renowned International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen. Jo has herself been voted Conductor of the Year at Eisteddfod in past years.

Most recently, Jo formed the ladies choir Le Voci, which meets regularly to train. This year they took part in the International Eistedfodd, performing fully for the first time and came away with a third and second prize (Bronze and Silver awards). She also directs The Athene Singers, a female-voice choir based in Hereford. The voices are provided by enthusiastic musicians who enjoy singing in harmony in a range of musical styles.

If you're interested in registering, please fill in the following form, found here.

The choir is open to all females who have been affected by breast cancer either directly or through a family member. The minimum age limit is 14. We only ask that you can regularly attend training session and that you are able to make your own way there. No previous experience is necessary.