Penelope Davies’ parents provided her first introduction to music, as her father played the piano and her mother sang, so music was always part of her growing up. This enjoyable hobby gradually became more and more important and, after leaving school where she had studied both piano and singing, she continued her training at the Birmingham Conservatoire, gaining both ABSM and ARCM diplomas. She had begun making solo appearances at concerts in the West Midlands, and these continued when she moved to London, singing solos in BBC transmissions from All Saints Margaret Street, where she was a chorister, and taking part in the first staged performance of Bernstein’s Mass at the Albert Hall. She married and moved to Somerset, continuing to sing for choral societies, music clubs and with orchestras in the region, and once her two children were both at school, returned to study at Bristol University, where she gained an Honours Degree in Music. She now sings regularly all over southwest England, in recitals and concerts, and continues to receive glowing reviews and appreciative comments wherever she performs.

Penelope Davies