ULCC People 2023 - 2024
Olivia Shotton - Conductor and Artistic Director
Olivia is an exciting young conductor based in London. She recently graduated with distinction in her MA Choral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded the Sir Thomas Armstrong Choral Leadership Prize, in addition to a DipRam for outstanding performance in her final recital.
Olivia studied under Patrick Russill at the Academy, and conducted in several high-profile masterclasses, including with the BBC Singers, Paul Brough and David Hill. She is committed to producing high-quality performances, and championing the music of women.
You can find out more about Olivia from her website.
George Jefferson - President
George is a 4th year Veterinary Medicine student at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He has a strong background in choral singing having been a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral before taking up a music scolarship at Sherborne School where he continued to sing regularly in addition to attending choral courses.
George is involved in the day to day running of the choir such as organising rehearsals and concerts as well as working with Olivia and the committee to choose the repetoire and promoting the choir on a local and regional basis.
Henry Bowler - Vice-President
Henry is now in his final year with ULCC. He joined the choir in 2020 as a postgraduate student at the London School of Economics, and continued afterwards including while at the London Interdisciplinary School last year. Before moving to London, Henry had studied History at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar.
As well as singing in the Bass section, Henry assists George and Olivia with the musical and administrative management of the choir, including drafting concert programmes and posters, and sometimes acting as rehearsal accompanist.
The ULCC is very fortunate to have support from the following individuals:
Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury
Mrs Claire Durrant
Mrs Marya Fforde
Mr Jonathan Watkins
Mr Jonathan Glasspool
Mr Thomas Hewitt Jones
The Ven. Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London
Fr David Peebles, Rector, St George’s Bloomsbury
Dr Brian and Mrs Lizzie Sanders
Dr Colin Sell
Ms Janet Wheeler
Mr Eric Whitacre