Accompanist

Philippa Smart

Philippa has been accompanying Christchurch G&S since 2008, having moved south from the north west, pre-retirement.  Childhood exposure to G&S both at home (a father who hummed the melodies but never remembered the words) and at school (all girl productions in gym shorts!) didn’t put her off the genre.

Coming back to it in her middle years she thought she might be able to adapt her piano playing hobby to accompany singers. She’s been trying hard ever since, loving the fun of creating music with others, and being part of a terrific company.