Our Next Concert

Summer concert  Saturday 5th May 7:30pm at St James Church, Louth

The Rotary present EYMS Brass Band with guests The Meridian Singers

We are the music makers at the centre of time – on the Greenwich Meridian in Louth Lincolnshire.

The Meridian Singers perform songs from light classics, jazz, gospel, popular and other genres. We are always keen to ensure that audiences are entertained by our performances so our former amazing Musical Director, Michael Flowers and our current Musical Director, Susan Bertolot-Neal, make sure there is plenty of variety and nothing too heavy or serious.

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Christine Hayward – Choir Chairman

“Music has always been central to my life in school, colleges and during my career in education. Nothing has given me greater pleasure than to be a founder member of a choir, which welcomes singers of all abilities and has an excellent musical director and talented accompanist. Since its inception three years ago the Meridian Singers has established itself locally and further afield, taking part in the touring project “Follow the Herring” and the Oundle Festival of Music and Drama. We have a challenging programme for the next three years of concerts, workshops and festivals but we will never lose sight of the enjoyment and friendship, underlying all that we do.”

Susan Bortolot-Neal – Musical Director

Susan has degrees in Music and Archaeology from Melbourne University which makes her perfectly qualified to breathe new life into the Meridian Singers.

As an Opera Singer she has sung principal roles with Opera Australia and Victorian State Opera as well as many companies in the UK.

She gave up singing professionally a few years ago to follow her passion for health and well being and now works as an Ayurvedic Healer and Counsellor.

Enthusiastic, energetic and always up for a laugh, Susan takes on the baton of Music Director of the Meridian Singers and hopes to bring a bit of girl power and joy to everything the choir does.

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Gill Parker, Accompanist

Gill is better known for her singing than for her piano playing, performing as both a soloist and choral singer across the country.  As a student she and husband, David, were founder members of the Tallis Scholars.

Gill has always enjoyed accompanying and we are delighted that she now regularly joins us for our choir rehearsals and Concerts.