Some Potted Portraits
Favourite Food: Has to be Italian
First Musical Memory: Tommy Steele singing 'Little White Bull' (ha, ha)
Favourite Composer: Not sure but I do remember Elizabeth (violinist in orchestra) always saying that 'A little bit of Mozart every day' kept her young
Musical dislikes: Loud music in TV documentaries - my aging ears can't hear what presenters are saying any more...
Hobbies: I enjoy travelling.
Job: My work is in Paediatrics at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Relaxes by: Love working in my garden - all worries and anxieties disappear.
Ambition: Hmm, not sure, probably to improve my clarinet playing!
Favourite Food: Chocolate ... of course! Doesn't go well with flute-playing, though - a bit messy.
First Musical Memory: Singing a solo (age 6?) as the Angel Gabriel, in a beautiful pair of golden wings my dad made.
Favourite Composer: This changes regularly ... Elgar at the moment. He can be so gloriously pompous, yet so intimate and sensitive with something like his 'Sospiri'.
Musical likes: Anything French, Beethoven, Mendelssohn...
Musical dislikes: Schoenberg, Christmas pop songs.
Hobbies: Flute-playing, choral singing.
Job: Retired in theory, in actual fact very much occupied being 'gainlessly employed' with Cruse Bereavement Care (a wonderful charity).
Ambition: To abseil down the Avon Gorge for Cruse.
First Musical Memory: Dad was always playing Glenn Miller
Favourite Composer: Tchaikovsky, I also like Wagner, Mussorgsky and Beethoven
Hobbies: Bagpipes - in St. Andrew's Pipe Band of Cheltenham; Volunteer at Glos & Warwicks Railway; Singing - in Newent Community Choir.
Job: Retired from the NHS
Relaxes by: Walking with my dog, Freddy; Gardening; Bird watching; Photography; Painting
Ambition: To play in the first violins!
Favourite Colour: Purple
Favourite Food: Something involving fish - a good fish pie is very gratifying. But there are others, of course.
Favourite Colour: Green
First Musical Memory: Earliest go back to childhood in the 1940s: my parents had recordings (12-inch 78s) of Scheherazade, Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - and Tubby the Tuba for fun!
Favourite Composer: I wouldn't like to be on a desert island without Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" Sonata, op 106. No other composer understands the predicament of being human as he did. But then there are Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, too.
Musical dislikes: Muzak: endless, mindless so-called music assaulting the ears in shops, hotels, airports, aeroplanes, dentists, lifts.
Hobbies: Well, I try to follow developments in astrophysics. My wife, Sandra, and I enjoy walking, the countryside (green things!) - and music, which is where we came in.
Relaxes by: And that's how we relax, which for a retired cleric ain't bad.
Favourite Food: Vegetable kebabs
Favourite Colour: Brown
First Musical Memory: 'Watch With Mother' theme music
Favourite Composer: Mozart
Musical likes: Mostly the Classical era, especially Mozart piano concertos and operas and Beethoven symphonies; also Wagner operas
Musical dislikes: Finger-in-the-ear folk
Interests: Anything scientific
Job: Power generation technology analyst
Ambition: Visit the Grand Canyon