Who we are

Musical Director

alanAlan Eost was born in London in 1952 and educated in Essex. He read Mathematics and Music at Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge followed by Postgraduate Studies in Education at the University of London, Institute of Education. He was appointed Assistant teacher of Music at King Edward VII School Sheffield and became Head of the Music Department in 1980.

In 1986, he became Conductor of the Sheffield Oratorio Chorus and has established a thriving and versatile choir. In 1987, he decided to work as a freelance musician. In addition to his considerable ability as a conductor, he has acquired a well deserved reputation as a keyboard player (piano, harpsichord and organ) and is in considerable demand throughout the region as a soloist and as an accompanist. He is a member of staff of the Sheffield Music School and was appointed our Director of Music in 2005.

Alan has recently become conductor of the Bakewell Choral Society.


Chair Lydia Fielder Lord
Hon. Secretary Janet Smith
Hon. Treasurer Margaret Thompson
Marketing manager Bill Clarke
Concert manager Lois McGrath
Singing reps

Sue Blaby
Jane Chapman
Jane Litherland
Ian Whitehouse

Appointed Posts

President The Dean of Sheffield Cathedral
Vice presidents Margaret Millington
Elizabeth Watts
Director of Music Alan Eost
Vocal coach Vivien Pike
Making Music rep Richard Thompson