Chairman: Richard Emms, BMus, ARCM, LRAM
Richard has made music throughout his life, beginning as a pianist, but emerging as a composer and choral conductor at college. On graduating, Richard taught in both primary and secondary schools, and filled his musical life with teaching, composing, conducting, and choirs. Soon after moving with his family to Shipston, Richard founded Stour Singers, and, in retirement, created his a cappella choir, Cantamus, in 1997.
Richard imbues confidence in singers whatever their experience or ability, shares his depth of knowledge and understanding of the music, and inspires Stour Singers to expressive performances. His composition now takes the form of inventive choral arrangements for Cantamus and, when required, orchestrations for Stour Singers.
Coordinator: Yvonne Ridley
Treasurer: Brian Gowers
Minuting secretary: Kate McLuskie
Librarians: Janet Ferrier and Jane Riley
External affairs: Hilary Roesen
Front of house: Tom Moffatt
Accompanist: Rachel Bird
Soprano reps: Gill Leyland and Val Rooke
Alto rep: Barbara Divers
Tenor rep and membership: Ian Buchanan
Bass rep and archivist: Brian Aspery