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Nick Hayes -  Chorus Director

Donald Bremner -  Assistant Chorus Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a child, Nick used to enjoy the harmonies of the Beverly Sisters (that they were blonde and busty had nothing to do with it).  He dabbled in songwriting and joined the local G&S society. Then he had a few singing lessons and sang with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus for a few years.

He became a drama teacher and not wanting to spend money on performing rights, he started writing musicals for his students to perform.

He is a founder member of the Rolling Hills Chorus along with Bill Harvey and Ralph Parker.  He used to sing Tenor in the Chorus when he wasn't singing Bari, Bass, or Lead.

He has an excellent ear for music and likes to experiment with arranging. Some of his work is performed by the chorus and others by Moonglow the quartet in which he sings.

One day, he'd like to win a medal and/or help the chorus win one.

 

 

 
First intro to music was when he picked up a cornet at 5 and played with Dr Bell's school band. Went to Leith Silver Band when 7 and eventually played solo cornet for several years.

Played jazz in the 60's as well as playing in some amateur orchestras and dance bands. The Leith band wound up in the early 70's and he played in a brass quartet called "RABALDON" for 2 years, just for fun !.

Always enjoyed singing and sang as a choir boy (soprano) aged 7. Had an audition for St Mary's Cathedral , but was too old for the school, or so they said.

Heard about the ROLLING HILLS CHORUS through a colleague at work, Gordon Douglas, who introduced me to the group nearly 6 years ago and have never looked back.     "Love those old barbershop songs."   Has been encouraged to take on the task of assisting the new musical director Nick Hayes He says " I hope I do the job justice".(He will !!) His other activity in Barbershop, is singing in a quartet formerly known as Easy Street. Their hope, for the near future, is to sing in the B,A,B,S, quartet Prelims in Coventry and hopefully qualify to sing at Convention next year.