Musical Director

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Terry Clay

Terry, hails from Heanor. He studied at the local grammar school and then went on to study  piano & viola at the Royal  Manchester College of Music, graduating in 1962. A renowned musician, Terry played E flat bass with Newhall Brass Band and Cornet with The Rolls Royce Band for a number of years. He also plays the organ.
After graduating, Terry spent 6 years teaching music at Tupton Hall Grammar School before moving to Hertfordshire in 1970 to take up a teaching post.
Shortly thereafter he was approached by The Stevenage Male Voice Choir to become a Chorus Master. There then followed a period as Accompanist, culminating in Terry becoming their Musical Director, a post he held for over 10 years.
During Terry’s tenure the choir had great success in choral competitions and made a number of radio and television appearances.
Since returning to Derbyshire, Terry has shared his musical expertise with a number of local male voice choirs, conducting for 8 years the Bestwood Male Voice Choir, a short period with the Chesterfield Male Voice Choir, 14 years with the Melbourne Male Voice Choir and the Nottinghamshire Police Male Voice Choir.
For the past 10 years Terry has had the privilege of working with the Alfreton Male Voice Choir and the combination of Terry’s vast experience and expertise and the choir members commitment to continually expand and improve their interpretation and phrasing of their extensive repertoire has seen their popularity grow.
For over 30 years Terry was a Commissioned Officer with the Territorial Army Reserves and he was awarded the Territorial Decoration. Terry is an extremely active Rotarian.

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