Sally Davies has been leading the Wing-it Singers since 2001 during which time they have gone from strength to strength in membership numbers, in the quality of the singing and in the diversity of places in which they perform.
Sally believes passionately that it is everyone’s birthright to sing and that it is never too late to join a choir and to find or develop your voice. She is a choir leader with a dynamic and infectious style, who delights in passing on the repertoire she loves both to the singers and the audience.
Until 2019 she had also directed the Cecil Sharp House Choir for 11 years which sang mostly her own arrangements of songs from the British Isles.
She leads workshops all over the country including running the Folk choir at the Dartington International Summer School for four years and at King’s Place during their Voices Unwrapped series. Her arrangements are sung by many choirs and smaller acapella groups and her book of folk song arrangement, Lovers, Legends and Laments has sold widely both in the UK and abroad.
With a professional background in theatre both as a versatile performer, instrumentalist and composer, Sally has undertaken numerous music projects for dance and theatre companies and her compositions have been performed in a wide variety of venues including Sadlers Wells, the Purcell Rooms, the New British Library and festivals in Edinburgh, Chard, Berlin and Tbilisi. Her most recent piece for the Wing-it Singers, ‘Time’ is for voices and improvised piano and explores this crucial aspect of the climate emergency. It premiered in Summer ’22.
As a singer she has performed with many theatre companies and singing groups over the years and is currently performing with her daughters in the acappella trio Davies & Daughters (on Instagram @daviesanddaughters).