Anna Tabbush is a composer, choral director and musician who lives in a village near Guildford, Surrey with her husband and daughter.
Born in 1979 in Northumberland and brought up in various towns and villages across England, Scotland and Wales by her musical parents, she was constantly serenaded with folk songs and tunes. She started learning violin at the age of five at St Mary's school of music, Edinburgh and subsequently took up flute, guitars, piano and tin whistle, but always favoured the voice.
In 2001 she was selected to represent England as the lead singer of the European Youth Folk Orchestra, a group of 11 musicians from 9 European countries. Since then she has performed with her two sisters in The Tabbush Sisters, Meridian, the Climax Ceilidh Band and as a singer-songwriter in Anna & the Odd Socks recording a total of seven albums.
Anna studied Music and Technology at Kingston University and achieved a 2:1 with a commendation for her third year project 'The Effect of Music Technology on British Folk Music'. During this time she started her first choir: the Kingston University World Vocal Ensemble.
Anna has since established six more choirs: The Kaleidoscope Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre Choir, Brighton Vox Community Choir, the Anglo-Afro Choir (with Lucky Moyo), Guildford Vox Community Choir (www.guildfordvox.org.uk), Bletchingly Community Choir and the Bellfields Community Choir, three of which she still conducts.
In 2005 Anna was asked to write the music for a community play 'the Princess, the Palace and the Ice Cold Bath', which started her off on the path to becoming a professional composer. Since then she has composed music for the television series 'Wildlife SOS', the EA game 'Harry Potter: the Deathly Hallows', two more theatre productions and she is currently working on two choral commissions for the inauguration of the new Woking mayor.