JON OPENSHAW, BA (Hons), PGCE

Jon began singing around the age of ten and sang in various choirs in the Bromley area, where he grew up. While at Sheffield University, Jon spent most of his time developing his singing: he began to perform as a soloist, and was also persuaded to direct a small student chamber choir, Socii Cantorum.

Jon then went on to study with English National Opera on their opera course ‘The Knack’. He has since performed with a number of professional opera companies including Garsington Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Opera South and Opera Up Close, as well as performing with semi-professional and amateur companies such as Surrey Opera, Hampstead Garden Opera and more recently Moon-Little Theatre Company. Jon continues to study singing privately with Susan McCulloch, a Professor of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Jon also performs with his trio Crimes Against Taste: one of the finest (and only) classical-comedy-cabaret-crossover acts in the UK.

Jon moved to Horsham approximately two years ago, and teaches singing privately from his home in Central Horsham. He is keen to hear from anyone who would like to improve their singing – whether beginner or keen performer!
You can find more information here: www.jonopenshaw.co.uk


OUR ACCOMPANIST, ROSEMARY J HENSOR, GRSM, ARCM

Rosemary trained in piano and voice at the Royal College of Music in London. She lives in Horsham and has a thriving teaching practice. Rosemary is a local representative for Trinity Guildhall exams, which are held in her home three times a year. With colleagues Kay Tucker (cello) and Rachel Ellis (violin) she has initiated a new Music Festival in the Horsham area, called Horsham Performers Platform. She has a grown family of three, enjoys books and walks, and spending time with family and friends.