Who We Are

Music Director: Christopher Dixon

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a new MD, Christopher Dixon. Chris comes to us with masses of choral conducting experience, both with children’s and adult choirs. Moreover, he has sung in some of  our most prestigious performance venues: Glyndebourne, the Royal Albert Hall and Cardiff’s Millennium Centre. This year, he is staging the inaugural Eastbourne International Singing Competition, so clearly he is a man with vision. We look forward to the choir moving in exciting new directions.

Deputy Music Director: Veronica Fewkes

Veronica is an accomplished choral director, orchestral conductor and teacher with over forty years’ wide experience, working mostly with young students as well as adult musicians. She was lucky enough to be introduced to choral Renaissance polyphony from the tender age of ten in the Medway Catholic Choir, which began a rich and rewarding journey in developing a deep knowledge and love of choral singing and direction. By the age of seventeen, she was directing her local church choir and her school’s junior orchestra. Much of Veronica’s career in education has been focused on the teaching of music in the complete range of the 11-18 curriculum. Her work has also involved the direction of extensive and hugely successful musical performance programmes, working with students on demanding orchestral, concerto, choral and music theatre repertoire. Veronica taught at Benenden School in Kent for nine years, where she was Assistant Director of Music. She then joined the Music department at Roedean, Brighton, where she worked for twenty-nine years, retiring from her position as Director of Music in July 2021. Veronica joined the altos of Seaford Choral Society in January 2022.

 Accompanist: John Eady










John accompanies the choir during rehearsals and concerts. With Veronica and himself in charge, every rehearsal is a pleasure. John studied music at King’s College, London, the Royal Academy of Music and the cello at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Stefan Popov. In 2002 he started to learn the organ with Anne Marsden Thomas at St Giles International Organ School and in 2006 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. He is currently a freelance cellist and organist, manages his string quartet named Four Strings Attached. He has also been a visiting instrumental and theory teacher at Eastbourne College, Battle Abbey School and Lancing College. Since 2008 he has been organist at St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge. In 2012 he won a competition at St Paul’s Cathedral with his Pentecost anthem Veni Sancte Spiritus and in 2013 won a further composition competition at Lincoln Cathedral with his eight-part Latin Responsory.

Deputy Accompanist:  Heather Morton

Committee Officers:









Alison Mowbray


Rick Wiles

Secretary/Deputy Chair

Steve Machan

Committee Members:

Veronica Fewkes – Deputy MD

Rowena Reeve –  Minutes Secretary

Ralph Wood –  Librarian

Mon Darnbrough – Concert Manager

Diane Callender – Deputy Concert Manager

Carole Josey

Simon Foster –  Website

Also ex officio:

Jonathan Chappell – Technical