Three Penny Piece - soprano

Three Penny Piece are a close harmony jazz and swing singing group reviving songs of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, inspired by the Andrew’s Sisters. The Three Penny Piece girls sing old-time hits for vintage events, parties, weddings and occasions.

Hilary Andrews is an established performer in the local area in opera and oratorio, and runs a vocal tuition practice from her home in Lewes. Operatic highlights include the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte), Second Lady (Magic Flute) and Vincenette in New Sussex Opera’s highly acclaimed production of Gounod’s Mireille. Favourite oratorio performances to date include Verdi’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s C Minor Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Scarlatti’s St Cecilia Mass. Hilary has recently branched out into the world of jazz and swing, and is delighted to be a member of the vintage vocal group Three Penny Piece. Hilary studies vocally with Penny Jenkins.

Antonia Hyatt began learning the clarinet and piano from the age of 8, and after completing a performance diploma from Trinity College of Music, went on to study music at Durham University. In 2006 she joined Brighton Festival Chorus, with whom she has gained experience performing with some of the UK’s finest orchestras, under conductors including the late Sir Richard Hickox and Sir Andrew Davis. She has sung on a number of albums, recorded music for Chichester Festival Theatre, appeared on BBC Television’s Songs of Praise and on BBC Radio 3. Antonia studies with Penny Jenkins, and solo engagements have included Vivaldi’s Gloria and Fauré’s Requiem.