Cantabile’s president is West End stage star Connie Fisher. Connie was brought up in Hayscastle (a village near Haverfordwest) and was educated at Sir Thomas Picton School in Haverfordwest.
We are extremely proud that Connie is our president and wish her every success for the future.
A note from Connie…
My experience with choirs began ‘in the hills’ of Maenclochog where I was a member of “Cor Iau Newyddion Da”, conducted by Marilyn Lewis, and this was the core of my early musical training. It takes extreme dedication and commitment to be a part of a choir and taught me how to be a team player as well as a soloist. As my confidence grew I was often given solo lines in pieces and singing quickly became one of my favourite things. I decided to go to drama school and train in Musical Theatre. After three years of training, countless auditions and hundreds of almost nearly’s and maybe next time’s, I spotted an advert in a newspaper to find an actress to play Maria Von Trapp in a new reality television show. I was extremely lucky, and to have gained all those skills at such an early age prepared me for the experience of competing in a reality television contest like “How do you solve a problem like Maria”, and stood me in good stead to step onto the West End stage. During my time at the London Palladium I learned very quickly that, in a West End production, it’s as important to be a team player as it is to be a soloist.
Since leaving The Sound of Music, after a year and a half in the role of Maria, I have recently shared the stage with Alistair McGowan, in Neil Simon’s musical comedy “They’re Playing our Song” at the Menier Chocolate Factory. This Christmas I make my television acting debut in “Caught in a trap” on ITV, and my second album “From Connie with Love” is set to be released early next year. And who’d have thought it all began singing in a choir in the Pembrokeshire hills.