Devon County Junior Choir

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Message to children

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Diary / schedule




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DCJC North

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You and your children will be taught and cared for by a number of people. All staff have enhanced CRB disclosure and have undertaken Child Protection training.

DCJC is directed by Mrs Rachel Smith and Mr David Davies.

Rachel Smith

Rachel is the Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral School and is an experienced primary school teacher, highly regarded for her musical work with children. Rachel, herself a former member of the National Youth Choir and several Devon County music ensembles, is a well established performer in piano, choral and solo singing. She is also the Conductor of the Yellow Choir (children aged 9 - 11 years) of the National Children's Choir of Great Britain.
Rachel conducts the full DCJC choir and the Girls' Choir.  Rachel was appointed the Musical Director of RMB Chivenor Military Wives' Choir in September 2012.
Photo of Rachel Smith
David Davies

David Davies is Acting Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral. He was organ scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, and received his Master of Music degree in organ performance at Yale University, USA. He was director of Guildford Cathedral Girls Choir from 2004 - 2009, and has worked with children's choirs for over fifteen years. David conducts the Cathedral's St Peter's Singers and also the Exeter Bach Society.
David conducts the Boys' Choir.
Photo of Rachel Smith

Parent Helpers:
Manuela Barreto
Heidi Bate
Matt Cann
Nikki Cann
Simon Court
Nikki Cross-Court
Denise Kehoe
Chris Squire
Kate Squire

Outreach Committee:
David Davies (Assistant Director of Music, Exeter Cathedral)
Andrew Downton (Associate Musical Director of the Chorister Outreach Programme) *
Ken Parr (Director of Devon Music Service)
Rachel Smith (Assistant Director of Music, Exeter Cathedral School)
Stephen Tanner (Director of Music of the Outreach Project and ECS, and Director of the Girl Choristers of Exeter Cathedral) *
Vicky Thurtell (Precentor, Exeter Cathedral)
Stephen Yeo (Headmaster, Exeter Cathedral School)

* these staff also accompany DCJC and on occasions will conduct.