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Daniel (Danny) Gerrard BA (Hons),  ALCM, LMusLCM, PGCE

Danny joined us as Accompanist early in 2022 after our MD had spotted him accompanying Liverpool Male Voice Choir at a concert nearby. As is her custom Anne went up to him and simply asked if he’d fancy joining Pilkington Choir, as our previous accompanist had been forced to leave through ill health.. After coming along to our next rehearsal, he said he very much liked our repertoire and had been made to feel welcome by members so he’d be happy to join.

Danny is a St Helens man, educated in  local schools before continuing with A Level Studies at Carmel College at the same time as studying piano and composition,at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Amongst his special interests were “Singing Accompaniment”; “Piano Duets” and “Music Theory”. He really must have been considered outstanding to have been invited to study at Junior RNCM. Rather surprisingly, he had not started to play piano until he was 13 years of age but found he had a natural affinity and decided to pursue music as his academic career.

Following A Levels, he studied music at Liverpool University to gain his Honours Degree, staying on for another 2 years to complete his Masters in Music. Thereafter, he added to his earlier accomplishments with a Diploma in Composition  (ALCM) and a Diploma in Music Theory (LMusLCM). To complete his academic career, he achieved his Teaching Certificate (PGCE).

Some 13 years ago Danny took up a position as Accompanist to the Liverpool Male Voice Choir a role which continues to this day. Since joining Pilkington Choir he has shown what an incredible asset he is to our Choir bringing tremendous confidence to us all as singers with his strong and accurate accompaniment lines. We are so delighted he has chosen to join us.