Choir Staff


PALMA ALLAN - Musical Director and Conductor

Palma Allan studied music at Glasgow University and Notre Dame College of Education graduating as a teacher in 1981. The same year, having studied Singing with Marilyn J. Smith, she also became a Licentiate of the Trinity College of Music, London.

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GEMMA MCLEAN - Depute Conductor

Gemma McLean studied Applied Music at the University of Strathclyde, graduating in 2003. During this time she studied Singing with Marilyn J. Smith. Gemma gained much of her choral experience at this time performing with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, Strathclyde University Chorus and Strathclyde University Chamber Choir.

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GERARD GORDON - Accompanist and Tutor

Gerard Gordon graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004 with a Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Music. During this time Gerard studied Timpani and Percussion with Ruairi Donaldson, and piano with renowned Scottish pianist, Jean Hutchison.

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ANNE MARIE ALFORD - Depute Accompanist and Tutor

Anne Marie Alford graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2001 gaining a Bachelor of Education Degree in Music. She began her teaching career the same year at Notre Dame High School.     

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JOHN ROY GARROD - Composer and Tutor

John Roy Garrod studied the Bachelor of Music course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama from which he graduated as a B.Mus (Hons) in 2010 as a composer and a flautist.

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