Musical Director – Calum Fraser
Calum is a versatile conductor who specialises in operatic and choral repertoire. He studied at The University of Manchester and with Simon Halsey, Adrian Partington and Sarah Tenant-Flowers. Calum is the founding Artistic Director of Magnetic Opera, with whom he has conducted The Barber of Seville, Maria Stuarda, La bohème, The Medium and The Marriage of Figaro. Previously, he was Musical Director of Winterbourne Opera (The Elixir of Love, Faust, Die Fledermaus) and Opera’r Ddraig (Acis and Galatea, Così fan tutte, Dido and Aeneas, Orpheus in the Underworld). Alongside his work with Caledonian Voices, Calum is Musical Director of Streatham Choral and Farnham & Bourne Choral Society. He is also Director of Choirs at The University of Nottingham, with whom he travelled to Malaysia in 2016 and directed orchestral performances in Ningbo and Zhejiang, China, in 2017. Previously, Calum has worked with ensembles including St George’s Singers and Ad Solem and has appeared in masterclasses with leading conductors including Richard Bonynge and Eric Whitacre.
Creative Director – Andrew McTaggart
Andrew studied conducting whilst at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Alasdair Mitchell and Michael Bawtree. He has worked alongside Ilan Volkof with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Bell and the National Youth Choir of Scotland and also with James MacMillan, Glasgow Male Voice Choir and The Roslin Ensemble. He was the Musical Director of Troon Chorus from August 2005 to April 2012. After spending Easter 2010 as Assistant in training to Christopher Bell he was the co-director of East Renfrewshire Boys Choir during its first year and is the Conductor of the Junior Corps of the National Youth Choir of Scotland’s Boys Choir. Future engagements include concerts with Caledonian Voices and as chorus master to James MacMillan and the Cumnock Tryst for the 3rd year in 2017.