Carol Gedye is a well-known Richmond music teacher and vocal animateur. Thousands of adults and children have taken part in her wide-ranging choral projects. She helped found the Military WAGS Choir Catterick with Nicky Clarke and Caroline Jopp in April 2010, and has been thrilled to be part of the journey of the choir ever since.
In 2011, with the support of the Community Fund at The Station, Richmond, she started three new community choirs for the area. The choirs known as The Station Singers (www.richmondstationsingers.co.uk), cater for all ranges of vocal ability. They have been very successful in both enabling people to sing (some for the first time), to make friends and also to support local charities. The choirs now operate independently of The Station, though are still based there.
In December 2012 she was very honoured to receive the Investor in Richmond Award from the mayor, on behalf of Richmond Town Council, in recognition of her services to the Richmondshire community through choral singing.
On the 30th November 2016 at the Town Hall in Richmond in front of dignitaries, family and friends; Carol had the Freedom of Richmond bestowed on her in a ceremony that recognised over 25 years of dedication to music and the Richmondshire community.