Craig Lawton has been our musical director since 2008. He also currently holds positions with the Conchord Singers, Charity Symphony Orchestra and Christ Church Freemantle. He initially studied with Dr John Traill and later at the University of Southampton with Robin Browning, where he was Assistant Conductor to the University of Southampton Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta, and the City of Southampton Orchestra.
In conjunction with a busy conducting schedule, Craig has great enthusiasm for music projects, especially organising collaborative projects between ensembles and musicians that share his passion and ethos. This passion is shared, encouraged and brought to life with friend and colleague Paul Ingram. Between them, the dynamic duo have undertaken two epic musical marathons for charity; Haydathon and Beethovathon; performing all symphonies by the two heavyweight composers and raising well over £6,000 for Comic Relief.
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The Committee and other volunteers
The orchestra is managed by an elected volunteer committee who share the responsibility of making sure everything runs smoothly and of looking after the interests of the members. We acknowledge the contribution of the following.
Current committee members
Becky Lynch - Chair
Bevis Clarke-Smith - Treasurer
Tim Banks - Secretary, Web Site, Marketing design and emails
Jackie Hill - Membership Secretary
Andrew Salmon - Librarian
vacancy - Publicity, poster/flyer distribution
vacancy - Social media marketing
Beckie Oliver - Leader
Craig Lawton - Musical Director, concert programmes
Other Valuable Volunteers
Debbie Blitz - Rehearsal Tea Organiser
Mark Banks - Concert Programme notes
Catrin Locke - Facebook marketing