In order to get to know the Bedfordshire BusinessWomen members better, we have been asking them 10 probing questions because it is always useful as business women to find out what biscuits they prefer, whether they are morning people, and who their ideal dinner guests are.
This month, ahead of her hotly anticipated singing workshop, we have been grilling Jessica Wills from Willing Voices.
- What is your favourite musical and why?
West Side Story, it’s an amazing show which goes to such extremes of emotion. The songs are so perfectly written and the original film is sublime in every way and the more I find out about the production the more I love it. Slipper & The Rose also has a very special place in my heart for completely the opposite reasons, it’s a pink candy floss musical heaven. Can I also add My Fair Lady as well? Love it!
- Sausage or burger?
Sausage with mash and onion gravy. Yum.
- What song do you enjoy singing most?
Oh now that is a big one. “Habenera” from Carmen is pretty high up there as well as “Widmung” by Schumman, “Voce di donna” by Ponchiell and “Lamento” by Duparc.
- Red or white wine?
Red all the way. A good bottle of Argentinian Malbec is hard to beat. But if there is bubbles involved I’m quite partial to a bottle of Prosecco.
- What was your first job?
Singing in the church choir at weddings for which I got £1 age 8.
- Early bird or night owl?
I am finding as I get older I’m far more of an early bird. I now get up and do a training session at 6.30am for heavens sake!
- What is your dream holiday destination?
Lake Garda, I was an au pair there when I was 21 and it is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.
- World Cup or Wimbledon?
Wimbledon definitely. No contest.
- You can invite 6 famous people, dead or alive, to dinner – who would you choose and why?
This is presuming my hubby is there too, there’d have to be 8 guests. Jane Austen for her wit and observations. Clare Balding, just love her, I love listening to her Radio 2 show on a Sunday morning and Ramblings on Radio 4. Dara O’Brien, funny & clever. Steve Backshall, yummy just yummy! Claudia Winkleman, because she is funny, clever and quirky. Robert Schumman because his life story fascinates me.
- Heels or flats?
Heels for work, need them for performance mood. Flats at home, comfort all the way, Croc flip flops are the most comfortable things ever.