dot Who's who

  • President  Valerie Masterson CBE
    Vice Presidents  Ramesh Gandhi OBE and Rev Lesley Atkins
    Chairman  Tony Alman - (01253) 353784
    Secretary  Pat Skovlund - (01253) 826404
              25 Brookfield Road
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    Ruth Aspinall - (01253) 921585
    Publicity: Lynn Alman - 07710 438561
  • Committee Members
    Lynn Alman, Ian Auld, Elizabeth Harrison, Carol Lawrance, Elaine McNicol, Jacqui Veazey
  • Life Members
    Geoff Helm, Jean Lee, Jacqui Veazey, Sheila Pound, Philip Walsh, Ken Robinson, Ken Dagger
    Delia Eden Winter, Christine Dempsey, Carol Lawrance


dot About our President

We were very honoured when Valerie Masterson agreed to become our President in succession to Thomas Round, who passed away in 2016.   Valerie Masterson was one of the most distinguished sopranos to appear with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, becoming their leading soprano in the late 1960s and being involved in a number of recordings for them including the 1966 video of The Mikado in which she starred as Yum-Yum.   Valerie was a close friend of Thomas Round, with whom she worked in the 1970s in the Gilbert & Sullivan For All films and concerts.
As well as Gilbert & Sullivan, Valerie Masterson performed a wide range of principal operatic roles in all the major opera houses.   A fuller description of her career can be found here.

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