Rachel Jordan is a music graduate from Exeter University. Whilst there her main instrument was the oboe, studying with Heather Williams from
Dartington. She sang with the Exeter University Singers, directed by Donald James, and was a member of the Exeter Early Music Group in which she sang, and also played recorder and crumhorn.
Having moved to Lewes in 1978, she began instrumental teaching of oboe, clarinet, flute and recorder – her students ranging in age from 5 to
80+!! In the early 1980s she played oboe and cor anglais in the Sussex University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra as well as in other smaller ensembles.
Rachel has been Music Director of Sussex Harmony since 1997, having been a member of the quire since 1992. Under her direction the quire has sung in a
variety of venues the length and breadth of Sussex and beyond.
Rachel has led the quire in:
Concerts -- Weddings -- Funerals -- Harvest Suppers -- Evensongs -- Carol Concerts or Services
-- Music for plays at Lewes Little Theatre; Berwick; and Chiddingly -- Workshops -- Singing days