The Rev'd Sue Paterson - alto
Sue Paterson has been bluffing her way in music since she founded a chapel choir at her Oxford college, St. Hilda’s, and conned her way into the soprano line of Schola Cantorum, just because someone said an alto wouldn’t be able to get away with it.
Several concerts later she slipped quietly down to the alto section without anyone really noticing and has never looked back. After a university career embracing several chamber choirs, chapel choirs and larger gatherings, she finally escaped and joined the Tudor Singers of London, a choir for Oxbridge graduates which went on to win BBC’s “Let the People Sing” competition.
Since then, on moving to Leicester, she has appeared in various local choirs and occasionally made solo appearances for charity concerts. Sue’s main interests musically are English choral music, especially the works of Vaughan Williams and Howells. When nobody is around, she plays the piano.
When she is not singing (and occasionally even when she is), Sue is the half-time priest-in-charge of Ab Kettleby and Holwell with Asfordby, on the north east frontier of the diocese, and half-time Mission Partnership Development Officer for Framland Deanery.
She is married to Charles, also shares her home with four cats and has two adult sons.
Octave is her lifeline to the sane world.