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Our Conductor


William Shering started singing with his three sisters, often in the back of the car all the way to Wales and back on holidays. They always sang in parts, improvising harmonies as the miles rolled by. Then at the age of 7, he joined the church choir and began a long period of singing and conducting church music. He later took over the running of the church choir and also, founded and conducted the Fordingbridge Choral Society.

He has sung and conducted all over England and has taken part in choral festivals in Ireland, Italy, France, Spain and Estonia.  

 Ten years ago "One Voice", a community choir, was formed and now has 50 singers.

He arranges all the music for the choir, writing parts specifically for  the abilities of the singers.


William also teaches mandolin, and runs a mandolin group, Ottocorde, who play music from Renaissance to Folk, with surprising music of all genres.

In 2019, William founded the Wessex Folk Orchestra. All kinds of acoustic and portable instruments coming together to play the rich and varied folk music of the British Isles.

William also works as a civil celebrant, creating bespoke services for people who want something different and special.


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