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Kathryn sang for many years as a child with the church choir. She progressed to a folk group in secondary school (all paisley frocks and guitars) and then performed some Gilbert &Sullivan (with flowing locks and frilly dresses). She later sang with Portsmouth Choral Union before joining Spinnaker Chorus on a Come & Sing course. Kathryn came along on her own but found the group really friendly. She originally joined the bass to avoid too many scary high notes! After a time with London City Singers, performing in many wonderful venues, Kathryn returned to Spinnaker. When the Chorus learnt Ain’t No Mountain she was instantly converted to joining the Baritones. Singing Motown had, it transpires, always been her ambition.
Tracy’s singing career started in the school choir where she enjoyed performing in Gilbert & Sullivan productions. She attended a Spinnaker ‘Learn to sing’ course in 2013, and loved it so much she joined the chorus. “Initially I didn’t think I’d be good enough,” she says, “but on my first visit I couldn’t stop smiling and I became determined to pass my audition.” Since then Tracy hasn’t looked back. “Spinnaker is a very special part of my life,” she explains. “Rehearsals are so much fun and I’ve made lots of lovely friends. We are one big happy family.” Tracy enjoys working as a School Escort as well as spending time with her friends with a cappuccino and some cake!
Tracey started singing in the school choir when she was 12 and hasn’t stopped since – she’s sung in some impressive places including The Savoy, the Ritz and the Café Royal in London.
She came along for the Spinnaker Advent a Capella programme in 2018 and describes herself as “dumbstruck” by the amazing sound of the Chorus. She caught the bug and became a Spinnakerette and enjoys singing with a bunch of fantastic, uplifting and slightly irreverent women! Her favourite repertoire song is One Day Like This by Elbow.
When she’s not singing Tracey enjoys time with her son, meeting friends, gardening, studying genealogy and running her local Neighbourhood watch. In 2012 she was proud to be a GamesMaker volunteer for the London Olympics.
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Kath lived for a time on the Isle of Wight and enjoyed singing and performing with the Solent Gilbert & Sullivan and the Cowes Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Societies in a variety of chorus and principal roles. Back on the mainland she joined the Spinnaker Advent A Capella programme in 2018 and got hooked on barbershop singing. Her favourite Spinnaker repertoire song isCome In From The Rain. “I fell in love with it when the Chorus sang it so beautifully at the Christmas show”, she says, “and I couldn’t wait to learn it.” Kath’s a very busy lady. When she’s not working or singing she spends time crafting including silk and glass painting, glass engraving and quilling. She also enjoys wildlife photography and playing video games.