JON OPENSHAW, BA (Hons), PGCE
Jon began singing around the age of ten and sang in various choirs in the Bromley area, where he grew up. While at Sheffield University, Jon spent most of his time developing his singing: he began to perform as a soloist, and was also persuaded to direct a small student chamber choir, Socii Cantorum. Jon then went on to study with English National Opera on their opera course ‘The Knack’.
He has since performed with a number of professional opera companies including Garsington Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Heritage Opera, Opera South and Opera Up Close, as well as performing with semi-professional and amateur companies such as Surrey Opera and Hampstead Garden Opera.
Jon continues to study singing privately with Neil Baker, having previously studied with Professor Susan McCulloch.
As well as being ‘daddy’ to his two young daughters, Jon teaches singing privately in Horsham and has been directing The Pleasure Singers choir in Horsham as well as The North Singers in Loxwood since 2015. You can find more information here:
Anita Pinnock, B. Ed. Music
Anita is an accomplished accompanist who started working with the Choir in September 2022. She teaches Piano, English and Maths at Pennthorpe School as well as being a leading light in the Barns Green Players. In her "spare" time she composes her own music and performs at the Choir Concerts.