An experienced and highly regarded accompanist, excellent sight reader and flexible musician, I am accompanist for The Grantham Singers and The Belvoir Wassailers. I am Musical Director/Accompanist for Grantham Operatic Society and have played for various other singing and theatre groups. I have been a repetiteur, having had vocal lessons myself to assist in this.
"Jenny has slotted in brilliantly. She accompanies sensitively, with technical aplomb whilst having a fantastic sense of humour and positive outlook, which helps put the choir at ease, even when the going is tough! A joy to work with." (The Belvoir Wassailers)
Instrumental Accompanist for Examinations and Concerts
"Jenny, thank you so much for accompanying this student for her viola pieces - she came to her lesson today much more confident, which is all down to you". (Juliet Riley, Violin Teacher).
"Hi Jenny - just heard Ella passed her grade three flute with merit - she is thrilled. The two pieces had good marks. Thank you so much for your support" (A parent)
I am an experienced musical director. I have in the past conducted a ladies choir and led groups in schools. On moving to Grantham, I joined Harrowby Singers as a performer and pianist and took up the baton with Variety Venture and Grantham Operatic Society. I have also deputised as MD for the Belvoir Wassailers.
"The famous numbers of the show, without exception, were .... sung with great brightness and energy: a credit to musical director ...Jenny Walker" (Dr Tim Williams, Organist and Director of Music, St Wulfram's Church, Grantham)
"Jenny is well liked and as Musical Director, used her extensive skills to ensure that the soloists and chorus were able to give of their best and that the
band provided the complex musical accompaniments required." NODA - National Operatic and Dramatic Association).
"I mustn't forget the band under what I see as our own Jenny Walker. Some beautiful music, pitched at the right level and, again, Jenny was super in rehearsals." (A chorus member)
"Last night's performance of The Mikado was superb ... you worked hard driving musical performances out of the cast, everyone did you proud. Your playing and orchestra were lovely". (An audience member)
"Huge congratulations to the band and your arrangements, they sounded excellent every night." (Jim Burrows, a cast member, Fiddler on the Roof)