Committee

Meet the Team that runs the choir!

Student

Ruaridh Oliphant

President

  • Ruaridh joined the choir as a tenor in 2013 and is a graduate of the university. He enjoyed the choir so much that he immediately wanted to be part of the committee. As social secretary he arranged some great events to encourage socialization amongst the choir members and create happy memories. Some of his personal favourites that we've sung have been as the Pirate King in 'Pirates of Penzance', Les Mis and Faure's Requiem.

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Community

Alistair Warwick

Conductor

  • Alistair Warwick is Conductor of the Stirling University Choir, and also founded the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra in 2008, and conducted them in their first three concerts.
  • He has also conducted the Rosenethe Singers (December 2006, March 2008 and May 2010).

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Community

Ailsa Aitkenhead

Accompanist

  • Ailsa has a music degree from Edinburgh University and has been the accompanist at Stirling University Choir since 2014.

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Community

Tony Tortolano

Hon Treasurer

  • I am a retired Co. Director of an Ice Cream manufacturing company. I have been a choir member for 35+ years and Hon Treasurer for 9 years.

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Student

David Surtees

Librarian

  • David organises the musical scores for each semester, making sure we always get the best deals!

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Uni Staff

Karen Morton

Secretary

  • Karen has previously been secretary but will step down due to moving away. A replacement will be announced.

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Community

Ben Cryer

Bookings Officer + Bass Section Lead

  • Ben has been a community member of the choir for many years. Having previously sung in school and university choirs, he enjoys continuing his choral singing with Stirling University Choir.
  • Ben is the Booking Secretary, which amongst other things involves arranging the rehearsal and concert venues and also managing the logistics on the day of the concert.
  • In recent years, particular favourites have been Faure’s Requiem and the challenge of Durufle’s Requiem.

What are Basses?

Student

Ruaridh Oliphant

Social Secretary

  • Ruaridh joined the choir as a tenor in 2013 and is a graduate of the university. He enjoyed the choir so much that he immediately wanted to be part of the committee. As social secretary he hopes to arrange some great events to encourage socialization amongst the choir members and create happy memories. Some of his personal favourites that we've sung have been Les Mis and Faure's Requiem.

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Community

David Skillman

Publicity Secretary

  • David is a recent graduate of Stirling University and is now living and working full time in Stirling. His favourite piece so far has been the Bach Cantata 140.
  • He created the SUC website and administrates it, and also creates promotional materials such as posters and flyers.

Website Support



Community

Eleanor Williams

Soprano Section Lead

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What are Sopranos?

Community

Pat MacDonald

Alto Section Lead

  • Joined the choir as a community member in 2012, having sung off and on in various choirs in various locations!

What are Altos?

Community

Nick Morris

Tenor Section Lead

  • Nick Morris - Tenor Section Co-ordinator. Some have said that organizing tenors is like herding cats. This is not true! The Tenors are a small dedicated band who provide entertainment for the rest of the choir. I have sung with SU choir for about 5 years now. Outside of the choir I am an Explorer Scout Leader.

What are Tenors?