The Choral Group started life in 1972 as an evening class led by Alistair Barr, then teacher of music at Crieff High School. When he left to teach music in the West Highlands, Charlie Wilson, one of two very musical brothers in the town, took it on and conducted the growing group for several years. Joan Taylor became the third conductor and for twenty years the choir flourished and grew under her leadership. When she eventually moved on, Peter Rutterford took up the reins. After 18 very successful seasons with the choir, Peter has decided to retire in 2020. The choir owes Peter a great debt of gratitude for the many varied concert he has produced and we wish him well in his retirement. We are delighted to announce that Ulrike Wutscher has been appointed as our incoming music director from September 2020.
Ulrike is an Austrian born mezzo – soprano who studied singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London. Ulrike has several years’ experience as a voice teacher and choir director. Above all, Ulrike believes that singing is for fun! We look forward to Ulrike taking up her post with our first rehearsal on Monday 7th September 2020.