Born in Yorkshire, Anne Greenidge graduated in 1979 from Keele University with a first class degree in Music and French, and several prizes for outstanding musicianship and academic achievement. She studied composition and harmony with George Pratt and Peter Dickinson, piano with Eleanor Purce, and double bass with Jonathan Darcy. She has since had a varied musical ‘portfolio’ career including composing, singing, teaching, playing piano, double bass and organ, translating, conducting and examining, whilst bringing up three children.
She has composed music for theatre, schools and for Trinity College’s piano syllabuses. In 2008, her composition, Rainbow Fantasy, dedicated to Nelson Mandela, was premiered at the Wigmore Hall, London.
As a singer, Anne has performed across the UK and internationally in Germany, Estonia, France and South Africa, where, as a member of the SABC chamber choir, she performed regularly on TV and radio. She was a founder member of the Sine Nomine Singers in South London, an a capella group specialising in challenging repertoire, with whom she continues to sing regularly.
As a passionate music educator, Anne has taught instrumental and classroom music to students of all ages, and has many past pupils who have made successful careers in music. She has organised concerts, music theatre productions and taken part in music tours across Europe. As an examiner, firstly for the Guildhall, and then Trinity College, she has for more than twenty years travelled extensively to Malta and Gozo, Ireland, Belgium, India, South Africa, Malaysia, Italy, Thailand, Sri Lanka , United States, Hong Kong and Cyprus, and throughout the British Isles, assessing performances from initial grades to post graduate diplomas. Anne is also in demand as an adjudicator for festivals and competitions, and was privileged to sit on the jury of the Trinity Guildhall Youth Piano Competition in 2010 held in Bangkok.
Anne is an experienced choral conductor. As Musical Director of the Bromley Oecumenical Singers for over eight years, she worked with professional soloists and orchestras to realise many large scale choral works, including Jenkins ‘The Armed Man’, Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and ‘Dixit Dominus’, Requiems by Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé, and a wide variety of other sacred and secular repertoire.
For eight years, Anne led ‘Les Voix D’Eté’, a biennial choral summer school in the Loire, which brings English repertoire to French choristers performing in prestigious venues around Bourgeuil and Saumur , where Anne and her husband have had a second home since 1990. She has also led school singing workshops in France, England, Kerala and Soweto and has conducted charity scratch performances for Street Child Africa, involving hundreds of performers in large scale choral works. Recent memorable events have included Verdi’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation and Brahms’ and Mozart’s Requiem, raising thousands of pounds for the charity.
In 2018 Anne was the Musical Director for the acclaimed production of Sondheim’s ‘Follies’ at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley. She was recently appointed Conductor Laureate of Bromley Oecumenical Singers, and in 2018 was awarded the Catholic Archbishop of Southwark’s Diocesan Medal for services to church music.