Sheila Farmer - Musical Director
Sheila Farmer is a specialist music teacher in local schools, and she also teaches piano and singing from home.
Sheila studied Music and Welsh at Cardiff University, and is also a Licentiate of Trinity College of Music, London, an Associate of the London College of Music, and a member of the Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD).
Before moving to Cornwall in 1985 Sheila directed Cor Tregwyr (Gowerton Ladies Choir), Swansea, and after the move directed Penzance Orpheus Ladies' Choir for almost ten years and Marazion Apollo Male Voice Choir for three years, before setting up Mount's Bay Singers, her other mixed-voice choir, in 2001.
Having been approached about the possibility of running an Early Music group during the previous few months, and being advised that a number of people would be interested, Sheila started up A Cappella in January 2007. Sheila had not sung this kind of music since being in the Swansea Bach Choir about 30 years previously and felt it would be a good chance to get to know more of it.
Sheila loves to sing Handel's Messiah at Christmas with The Duchy Singers.
Sheila is passionate about choral music and is so happy to be able to conduct this group of talented people, as, together, they explore early music in A Cappella.