Our people

Patron

  • Sir Thomas Allen CBE

    Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where this season he celebrates the 40th anniversary of his debut with the company, he has sung no less than fifty roles. In […]

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Chair

  • Leo Pitt

    Leo Pitt has had the privilege of organising Choral Workshops and Concert Days in Oxford with Robert since 2006. She believes singing is hugely beneficial both emotionally and as a means of communication, and through Oxford Orpheus aims to bring this joyous experience to singers and audience alike.

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Creative Director

  • Robert Dean

    Robert Dean studied piano, horn, composition, and conducting as a Junior Exhibitioner at London’s Royal College of Music, and went on to gain his music degree at Durham University, where he was the first student to act as Assistant Chorus Master to the University Chorus. […]

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Accompanist

  • James Brown

    James Brown was organ scholar at Girton College, Cambridge before studying at the Conservatoire de Musique, Geneva with world renowned organist Lionel Rogg. From there he spent two years as Guest Artist in Residence at First United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas, USA and was a […]

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Trustees

  • Andy Button

    Andy retired recently from a management career in the NHS. He is responsible for looking after our Membership database and also liaises with HMRC about our Gift Aid claims.

  • David Feeny

    David Feeny is an Emeritus Professor of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and Green Templeton College. He previously worked for more than 20 years in the IT industry, in technical and management roles. He is a graduate of Oxford University and of the Harvard Business School

  • Jacqui Ferguson

    Dr Jacqui Ferguson is a retired psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. An amateur musician, she loves choral singing.

  • Ingrid Lunt

    Ingrid Lunt is a psychologist and Emeritus Professor of University of Oxford Department of Education. She is a passionate amateur musician and has taken part in all of the Oxford Orpheus performances since its beginning.

Volunteers

  • Rosie Martin

    Having worked in education for many years I am particularly enthusiastic about this year’s charity. I co-ordinate a great team of volunteers who enjoy helping out and enjoying a wonderful evening of music.