Along with Latin services at church, Nuala’s earliest musical memories centre around Two-Way Family Favourites. She says this accounts for her broad taste in music, and her belief that “With a song in my heart”, all will be well. She studied music at Sheffield University, her first instrument being the organ. Obviously, all that footwork made her a natural for dancing the Burlesque Ballet in the show Summer Song!
In 1988 she joined The Guild Singers, a ladies choir, that was being led by the inspiring Barbara Spooner. In 1990, Nuala became a member of Music Makers of Milton Keynes, and although ‘amdram’ was a very foreign medium to her, she soon discovered her inner drama queen.
Nuala has also performed with Wolverton Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Company MK and Cornerstone Chamber Choir. Since 2002, Nuala has been the conductor of The Guild Singers.
Heart and Music is the high point in her singing life. She thoroughly enjoys the varied programmes they perform, working with very talented people, and the great camaraderie. Proving useful as the group’s note-basher also uses some of that early education! She lives in the hope that some of the magic of the very gifted singers of Heart and Music will rub off on her.