There’s never a dull moment at Wiltshire Music Centre and we’re thrilled to announce two new appointments in the Fundraising Team: Caroline Halls and Cath Rapley! Here’s a little bit about them...

Caroline Halls

County connection: Born in Salisbury
Position: Trusts and Foundations Manager (taking over from Kate Lane), working to develop our grant income from both local and national organisations.
Potted Career History: Five years fundraising in London fundraising for several organisations including Link Up London, for which she helped secure a six figure, multi-year core funding from the National Lottery.
(Not so) Secret Talent: Caroline’s also a professional classical singer, specialising mainly in consort and early music, singing both as a soloist and with ensembles like the Marian Consort and Ex Cathedra. Oh and she used to play French Horn and spent Summers taking orchestra courses here as a child.
What she’s looking forward to most: “Helping WMC continue to bring the power of music to Wiltshire through its first-class performances and many community activities.”

 

Cath Rapley

County connection: Lived in Bradford on Avon since 2018 (luckily spent lockdown here)
Position: Funding Coordinator (taking over from Claudia Banks), responsible for making sure Friends and Angels are well looked after and liaising with corporate sponsors.
Potted Career History: She’s had a diverse career, having worked for a music agency in London, then as a journalist for publications like The Observer Magazine before moving to the South West in 2010 where she set up her own events, most notably running The Bath Artisan Market and Abbey Quarter Market in Bath. She has extensive experience in copywriting, event and community management and has just been appointed Editor of Muddy Stilettos Wiltshire, a women’s lifestyle platform on the days when she isn’t at WMC.
(Not so) Secret Talent: Cath is a member of both the Monday night Swing Dance group and the Tuesday Wiltshire Wailers choir at the centre.
What she’s looking forward to most: “Meeting all the Friends and Angels and helping you get the most out of your membership and involvement here.”