John Neale's diabetes guide: John Neale - My life summary

John Neale's diabetes guide: John Neale - My life summary

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John Neale - My life summary

I was born at 6am on Tuesday 2nd November at 35 Glebe Road, Long Ashton, Somerset, England. John Clifford Charles Neale, son of David Charles Neale (b. 1934), civil engineer, and Angela June Neale (b. 1940), school teacher.

Clifton College Preparatory School, Tait''s Town then South Town.

Computer programmer for Fiveways Software, Birmingham. Produced educational software for Sinclair Spectrum, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Cambridge University, Jesus College. Studied Mathematics. Choral Exhibition with Jesus College Chapel Choir

Sang with Cambridge University Chamber Choir, including tour of New Zealand, July 1986

Conducting debut with Jesus College Music Society Orchestra in concert of Beethoven''s 5th Symphony, 3rd Piano Concerto and CEMatthews'' Music for a Celebration.

Stage debut as Mountararat in Gilbert and Sullivan''s Iolanthe

Durham University, St John''s College. Teacher training course in senior level mathematics

Sang as bass lay-clerk in the choir of Durham Cathedral

Computer systems manager for MA&P; Barrett (Laminates) Ltd of Newton Aycliffe

Studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester with Ryland Davies.

Met Julia Mary Thornton, who was singing Pamina in final act of Mozart''s Magic Flute. She has remained a very important part of my life! Major operatic roles include:

Figaro in Mozart''s Marriage of Figaro.

Evangelist in Vaughan Williams'' Pilgrim''s Progress Recording CD RNCM1234.

Don Alfonso in Mozart''s Cosí fan Tutte with British Youth Opera.

Worked as part-time computer systems manager for RNCM in Unix and Informix database management

Sang in the chorus of Bayreuth Festival, Germany

Lived in Bristol and studied singing under Nicholas Powell

Sang with Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland

Sang as guest in chorus of Frankfurt Opera

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I run this site for free to help those with diabetes. I am not a medical professional. What I write reflects my personal experiences. Always talk to your doctor before you change how you treat your diabetes.