Monday 27th March at 8pm
St John’s Church, Buxton

High Peak Singers conducted by Hannah Brine

Please ensure your phone and any other electronic devices are switched to silent. Please do give generously to support the Kinder Mountain Rescue TeamEnjoy the performance!


Seal Lullaby Eric Whitacre

Dindírin Anon 15th century

One Note Samba Herbie Mann, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonça arr. Benny Lee

I Know You By Heart Diane Scanion and Eve Nelson
Performed by Ruth Bowring

Rivers of Babylon arr. Ken Burton

Quick we have but a second! Charles Villiers Stanford

Shoshone Traditional Native American lyric arr. Roger Emerson

Can’t help lovin’ dat man o mine Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein 
Performed by Julia Westhead

Tin Man Jon Randall, Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram
Performed by Mo Monaghan

I’ll be there Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West and Willie Hutch arr. Roger Emerson

The storm is passing over Charles Albert Tindley arr. Hannah Brine 

Circle of Life Elton John arr. Roger Emerson

High Peak Singers

High Peak Singers was founded by Hannah Brine in May 2022 and tonight is the choir’s third concert. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings and new members are welcome. High Peak Singers is a mixed voice choir (sopranos, altos, tenors and basses) for adults aged 18+. There are no auditions and you don’t need to read music, though it is encouraged to allow the choir to develop and sing a range of repertoire. If you are interested in joining for the Summer term or would like to find out more, please email

A limited number of bursaries are available for adults aged 18+ who would like to attend the choir but due to their financial situation are unable to do so. We are particularly interested in awarding bursaries to singers where participation will have a positive impact on individuals’ physical or mental health.

Hannah Brine

Originally from Leicester, Hannah moved to New Mills in 2022 and founded High Peak Singers. During her decade in London she founded Finsbury Park Singers, Kensington Singers, Victoria Park Singers, and ITV Voices. She coached the choir for, and sang with, Gary Barlow for his 2016 Royal Variety performance and his 2017 Olivier Awards, for which he was the opening act, and also performed with Gary on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Her session credits include Disney, Upstart Crow and various dance releases. She has taught at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, as well as studying on the Estill Voice Model Certified Master Teacher programme with Anne Marie Speed. She has an LRSM distinction in choral conducting, and in 2015 was named a BBC Unsung Hero for her work with one of her London-based choirs, Victoria Park Singers.

Hannah released her debut EP A Piece of My Heart in January 2022. Her work over lockdown has seen her tracks feature on new British radio soap opera Greenborne, starring John Altman (Eastenders’ Nasty Nick Cotton). She can also be found composing for choirs. Her Virtual choir piece Winter Lark, written during the 2020 pandemic, was premiered on Scala Radio, and Ray of Sunlight was performed recently by the London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Youth Choir. Her 2022 single You & I, recorded with Roger Shah and Ciaran McCauley, reached Number 1 of the worldwide Trance charts. 

Ed Simpson – accompanist

Ed has lived in Derbyshire all his life. He studied at Chetham’s School of Music for 10 years from 2001. For 5 of those years Ed trained as a chorister at Manchester Cathedral. He toured Paris and sang at Notre Dame and Saint Sulpice. He also toured America and performed in New York City. Ed sang for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee service in 2002 and sang for BBC Songs of Praise. He regularly sang for BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and made several recordings. As Ed’s voice changed he had to re-audition as an instrumentalist at the age of 13, and focused on the bassoon as his first study. He also studied the organ and contra bassoon as his additional studies. His love for jazz meant that he could study jazz piano in his last two years of school. Since the age of 18 left when he left school, he has been building his business as a piano/singing teacher and accompanist for choirs in the local north Derbyshire area where he lives, in Hayfield, teaching at New Mills High School, several primary schools and at home. 


Thanks to Jennie Parker and all the clergy and churchwardens of St John’s Church, Buxton.

A huge thank you to all the singers involved in tonight’s concert for their hard work, and to the team of volunteers from the choir who have helped make this event possible.