Our Conductor is:
ELSPETH ORR was born and brought up in Belfast where she received her musical training through the City of Belfast School of Music and the Methodist College. She graduated with a BMus (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in 2002. Elspeth has sung with a number of Edinburgh-based choirs over the past few years including Edinburgh Camarata, Edinburgh Symphony Baroque and Sospiro Baroque. Her first conducting post was at St Michael and All Saints church where she was Musical Director for more than 5 years.
Elspeth has sung with Edinburgh-based choir Calton Consort for many years, and was appointed as their Assistant Director in 2011. She has conducted them in performances of Eastern European folksongs and 20th Century American repertoire. She recently directed that choir as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, in the Songlines project.
Although resident in Edinburgh, Elspeth is very familiar with the Haddington area, having taught Music at Knox Academy since 2005.