"I have had a lifetime's involvement in music; whether through the medium of live performance or teaching. I'm no stranger to the spotlight as I've performed on TV & Radio, and toured extensively around the world, performing as a soloist, chorister and conductor; to audiences from a few, through to many thousands.
Being brought up in the Welsh valleys, choirs have always been an integral part of my life from a very early age. At 16 I was attending rehearsals with the BBC Welsh Chorus as its' youngest founder member, under such famous conductors as Sir Neville Marriner & Sir Andrew Davis. I wanted to absorb their every move and made it my goal to become a Choral Director/Conductor as a professional.
I wanted to gain training from the one of the top music colleges in the world and so went on to gain my vocal training, studying singing at Trinity College of Music, London. Following my studies, I went on to perform extensively as a classical solo singer, but was also invited to share my skills with others. Over the years I've taught as a community musician on a deprived housing estate, given workshops to big businesses such as Sainsburys, Vodafone, Warners etc, taught individual pupils, led workshops in schools & encouraged music participation in prisons & drug rehabs.
I have also been a Musical Director and conductor to many choirs, including the internationally renowned Morriston Orpheus Choir as their 1st female MD conducting them in over 77 engagements, on tour to Australia, New Zealand & Dubai, culminating in a performance in Sydney Opera House, and recorded the album ‘One Thrilling Combination' with them.
My skills and experience have meant a demand for my teaching in community projects, including for Communities 1st projects, setting up a woman’s choir, workshops for youth choirs, and working with Mess Up The Mess & Bethan Marlow for a project in Swansea called ‘A Queer Christmas’ putting together a choir for them. Following my departure from The Orpheus I also started up The Phoenix, a male voice choir and was their MD for 7 years, taking them to perform at such places as the Houses of Parliament through to welcoming the X Factor Judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Kelly Rowlands & Gary Barlow to Wales. My biggest thrill though is using my music as therapy, seeing the difference a piece of music, or the time given to discover a new talent can make on an individuals’ life; it's the best use of all my training and experience, and gives me the most pleasure".
Sian Pearce (Gordon)