Deputy Conductor

   Ed Pepper,  Deputy Conductor

Ed joined the choir in 1974 as a Baritone and subsequently transferred to the Bass section. Coming from a musical family his singing career started at a young age, joining his local church choir at the age of 9. He has been singing ever since, currently with WMVC and Mosaic Chamber Choir. Along the way he performed with a quartet which came third in a Radio Two Barbershop Competition, subsequently recording 4 songs for later broadcast.

During his time with WMVC Ed has served as Baritone Section Representative, Secretary, Stage Manager and Chairman.  As one of the Choir’s solo entertainers he is renowned for his humorous monologues.

His role as Deputy Conductor is to complement and support the Musical Director and he has relished the opportunities to conduct both in weekly rehearsals and in concert. During the period of uncertainty following the illness and subsequent passing of Christine Best in 2012 and again in 2013 with the retirement through ill health of Gareth Giles, Ed was pivotal in ensuring that the choir's performances continued, taking over all rehearsals and concert performances, including participation in 2012 in the Five Choirs Concert in St James' Church, Weybridge and the Diamond Jubilee Massed Male Choir Festival at the Fairfield Hall in Croydon.