Musical Director – Nick Thomas
Nick studied music and education at the College of St Mark and St John’s (Marjons), Plymouth and spent much of his working life in schools as head of music. First in Cranleigh, Surrey and latterly at Kingsmead School, Wiveliscombe.
He is a talented multi instrumentalist playing mainly piano, flute and accordion which he uses to enhance several arrangements with the choir.
He has previously served as musical director of The West Somerset Singers and at St Georges Church, Wilton, Taunton.
Over the years he has directed many stage musicals whilst working and has performed with a large number of local operatic societies. He has performed with Orchestra West and more recently was musical director for the recently formed Muses theatre group for their debut performance of the Little Shop of Horrors.
He teaches woodwind, piano, brass and singing in and around Taunton and also finds time to play flute and accordion in a local folk group Tranters Folly.
Accompanist – Mike Wager
Mike was a music scholar in Bristol, studying both piano and organ. During a career as a teacher of foreign languages, he worked in various independent schools, where his keyboard and vocal skills were often in demand. Now retired, he keeps his fingers busy as one of the lead musicians at Taunton Baptist Church, and as accompanist for two local choirs.