Gillian Bland joined the choir in 2018.
Gillian (or Gill) was born in Easington County Durham, the eldest daughter of a methodist minister. Consequently she lived all over the country.
When aged 17yrs, the family moved to Desborough and, following the sixth form at Bishop Stopford school she began her nurse training at Kettering General Hospital.
In 1987 she married Andrew. They have three grown up children, Anna, David and Sally. Gill currently works as a teaching assistant at St. Andrews School, Kettering.
Gill's hobbies include, swimming, reading and of course ~ playing the piano! Her first lesson was at the age of 5yrs when her family lived in Bude, Cornwall. She feels very fortunate in being "surrounded by music" as both her sisters and daughters are pianists.
At church, she regularly plays the piano for services as part of a team of singers and musicians. She finds it great fun to share ideas, and listen to, the other musicians.
Gill is delighted to be appointed as accompanist to The Seagrave Singers. She feels it is a wonderful opportunity to develop as a musician and is looking forward to working with everyone and becoming part of the team.