Accompanist: Joanne Cruise ATCL
Joanne took up the post of accompanist in September 2013 having deputised over the previous two seasons. Joanne has over 10 years experience playing in both choral and orchestral settings. She is also accompanist for Ards Choral Society and Fiddlers Galore and plays in a Piano trio. In addition she plays the oboe in the Belfast Pops Orchestra and the Belfast Bach Cantata Consort.
When not pursuing her love of music she works as a Community Pharmacist in Bangor.
Deputy Accompanist: Sheelagh Greer B.Mus ATCL Dip. ABRSM
Sheelagh Greer is best known as a mezzo soprano. However, she began her musical career at a young age, playing the piano. As a freelance musician, private music tutor and church organist she combines a busy schedule of singing, with directing and conducting The Clare Chorale choir, accompanying The Lindsay Chorale and playing the organ in Ballynure Methodist and First Larne Presbyterian Churches.
She is also recognised for her singing, not only throughout the province but it has also brought her engagements in the UK, Italy and India.
Sheelagh is also the accompanist and deputy Conductor for BallyClare Male Choir.