Which Pinkie has webbed feet? Who was awarded not one, but two Blue Peter badges? Meet the team who make up this year’s new Management Committee to find out!
Simon – Chair
Interesting fact: A lesser-known fact about me is that I’m a lapsed runner – in 2010 I ran the London marathon and it was painfully epic!
Favourite Pinkie song: With A Lily In Your Hand – it’s a setting of a beautiful and unusual love poem by Federico García Lorca; it’s full of lush chords, ostinato rhythms and contrasts.
Zoe – Events Manager
Interesting fact: My cousin is one of only two people to have won the Cycling Triple Crown. I can just about cycle around the park (as long the path is flat).
Favourite Pinkie song: Chandelier: the choir sang it to us nearly-newbies, and I loved it so much. I was so happy when I sang it when we went to Dublin and Amsterdam.
Penny – Soprano Section Leader
Interesting fact: I neither love nor hate marmite.
Favourite Pinkie song: Send in the Clowns – when I first auditioned for the choir, the current members sang it to us; it was amazing and really made me want to be a Pinkie.
Ben – Tenor Section Leader
Nicola – Multimedia Director
Interesting fact: I was once charged by a hippo in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Park.
Favourite Pinkie song: Jai Ho– I saw the Pinkies perform it and hoped I always would too. I did, in my first Pinkies’ concert in fact, complete with choreography!
Simon – Artistic Director
Interesting fact: I am a very keen horticulturalist enjoying growing vegetables on my allotment.
Favourite Pinkie song: Both Sides Now – I’m a big Joni Mitchell fan and a huge admirer of our very talented arranger, Chris Chambers who did a stunning job.
Alice – Alto Section Leader
Jerome – Concerts Producer
Interesting fact: I love skiing and travelling. My father makes the best waffles in the world with a recipe from my gran.
Favourite Pinkie song: hard to pick a favourite song but one that took the choir through challenging times was Sondheim’s Send in the Clowns. I love it for its meaning and amazing chords.
Kirsten – Publicity Director
Interesting fact: I have visited 33 countries in the past two years.
Favourite Pinkie song: Love Song for a Vampire. We sang it at a Secret Enchanted Ball and ended up nearly choking on feathers that were being sprinkled onto our heads as we sang; it’s those bizarre situations that I would never otherwise find myself in that love about being in the choir.
Paul – Bass Section Leader
Interesting fact: My favourite colour is red, my favourite food is lasagne, my favourite drink is dark spiced rum and I have webbed toes on my right foot!
Favourite Pinkie song: My Pinkie highlight to date is singing Relax at the ‘By Special Arrangement’ concert. It is so dark and dramatic, a really powerful piece.
Zoe – Membership Secretary
Interesting fact: I absolutely love playing board games and cards and once played bridge with one of the top ten Bridge Masters in the USA.
Favourite Pinkie song: This Woman’s Work has to be close. A beautiful arrangement of a powerful song.