ULCC People 2021 - 2022

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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.

Anthony Ryan - President

Anthony is currently studying a BA (Hons) in Airline and Airport Management at The University of West London and is a member of the Tenor section within ULCC. Anthony coordinates the running of the choir, rehearsals and liaises with our concert partners and conductors, Quintin Beer and Olivia Shotton

James Laczko Schroeder - Treasurer

James is a 3rd year student of Hebrew & Persian at SOAS University of London. He sings Baritone, and is responsible for the choir's finances.

Naima Heath - Secretary

Naima is a first year English student at King’s College London. As secretary, she supports our president in the running of ULCC and carries out the administrative tasks of the choir.

Alex Walton Keefe - Librarian

Alex looks after the procurement and distribution of ULCC's music archive. He studies MSci Earth Sciences at University College London and is a member of the Bass section of ULCC.


 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 Hampstead

Fr David Peebles, Rector, St George’s Bloomsbury
Dr Brian and Mrs Lizzie Sanders
Dr Colin Sell
Ms Janet Wheeler

Mr Eric Whitacre