About the Choir

The Candover Valley and Benefice Choir was started by Sally Keighley in 1999. From modest beginnings, Sally built it up as a medium sized Choir with around 18 to 24 members from across the Candover Valley including Northington, Wield and Bradley as well as Preston Candover, Brown Candover, Chilton Candover and beyond!

The Choir performs some 4 to 6 times per year and aims for a broad repertoire encompassing both sacred and secular music, including occasional performances of music theatre and light contemporary music.

Occasionally we also sing at special church services held in the Valley, including special requests to sing at local weddings or funerals.

The Choir warmly welcomes new members — all voices welcome. For more information please see our ‘Join Us‘ page.

Director of Music – Jane Bryant

Jane is a very talented and enthusiastic leader whose passion for music is inspiring. She is an excellent teacher with a dedication to making music accessible to all, whether you are an aspiring musician or singer, or someone who prefers just to listen and enjoy.

With a degree in Music from the University of Leeds, Jane has a background in music education and arts management and in her day job is a Project Director for Find Your Talent ( PUSH – Partnership for Urban South Hampshire). She began her career as a Music Teacher in the Orkney Islands, and since then has worked in a variety of roles including Head of Music with Dubai College, Tours Co-ordinator in the Music Department of the Scottish Arts Council, Director of Cumbria Arts in Education, Education Officer with Southern Arts (merged into ACESE), Head of Development with Arts Council England South East (ACESE), and Chief Executive of the Coda Music Trust.