Our Musical Director is Claire De La Haye
Claire is an experienced musician – a soloist (mezzo soprano), choral singer and singing teacher.
She was an early member of the internationally renowned City of Sheffield Girls’ Choir, which she joined as their youngest member, aged just 10, and subsequently competed and performed with the choir worldwide, as well as singing extensively with opera, choral and musical theatre companies since her teenage years.
In 2012, Claire founded Bel Canto ladies’ choir in Baslow, which has since flourished and now comprises both the main choir and an auditioned chamber choir. She is also choral director of the St. Anne’s Church Choir, and more recently started a new Young Choristers Choir with the church. She was delighted to join the Fishpond Choir as their musical director in September 2022.
Her passion for creating beautiful music and enthusiasm for choral training is something she hopes to share with all everyone in the choir as we move forwards.