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Suzanne Jones


Day job Business manager

Aspires to sound like Andrea Haines

Choral highlight Meeting his blondness Eric Whitacre backstage at St David's Hall.

Random fact I've sung backing vocals in a band with Adele's granny...

Favourite Spectrum piece 'This Endris Night' by Sarah Quartel gives me all the Christmas feels.

Emily Scaglioni

Soprano and Musical Director

Day job Music teacher

Aspires to sound like Eva Cassidy

Choral highlight Conducting a delightfully enthusiastic junior choir in Manchester.

Random fact I founded and led a Ukulele Society at York University for two years.

Favourite Spectrum piece 'Song of the Dawn' from the 1930s' film King of Jazz.

Jess Davies


Day job Arts psychotherapist/ Probation officer

Aspires to sound like Kate Bush

Choral highlight Singing Christmas carols in winter sunshine at Dyffryn with Spectrum, after a 2-year Covid silence...

Random fact I was an extra in a Bollywood movie called Tere bin Laden 2: Dead or Alive.

Favourite Spectrum piece I love doing 'Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town', because I usually get totally lost and enjoy the chase of trying to keep up!

Angela Brown


Day job Bank consultant

Aspires to sound like Kiri Te Kanawa

Choral highlight Singing in Handel's Messiah as the soprano soloist with Yate Choral society.

Random fact I was honoured to have the truly thrilling experience of singing the title role in Puccini's Madam Butterfly.

Favourite Spectrum piece Janet Wheeler's song cycle 'Time Becomes a Song', which I really disliked on first hearing but has become my favourite work so far.   

Maryna Kluchnskova


Day job 

Aspires to sound like   

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Favourite Spectrum piece 


Helen Turner


Day job HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Aspires to sound like Katherine Jenkins

Choral highlight Being in the visiting choir at Chester Cathedral for a week. Sleep, sing, repeat: bliss.

Random fact I have performed with Hinge and Bracket at the Wimbledon Theatre.

Favourite Spectrum piece 'Northern Lights' by Ola Gjeilo. At last, a composer who likes altos!

Shelagh Greenland


Day job RNLI fundraiser. Retired teacher of the deaf

Aspires to sound like Kathleen Ferrier

Choral highlight Singing evensong in Tewkesbury Abbey.

Random fact I played Queen Eleanor giving birth to Edward, first Prince of Wales, while 9 months pregnant. The large bump was still there after the recording; fortunately it was BBC radio!

Favourite Spectrum piece I enjoy most of the music; there are just a few I'd rather send to Room 101!

Julia Nasrallah


Day job English teacher

Aspires to sound like Norah Jones

Choral highlight Singing Brahms' Requiem in the University of Beirut's Assembly Hall.

Random fact When studying in Utah, USA, I was part of the only all- women crew-racing yachts on Salt Lake.

Favourite Spectrum piece I mainly love the variety of secular and religious pieces, which keeps things interesting.

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Rebecca Davies


Day job GP

Aspires to sound like Karen Carpenter

Choral highlight Singing with my school choir in the Royal Albert Hall.

Random fact Let me think about that...

Favourite Spectrum piece Rheinberger's 'Abendlied'. The harmonies are so satisfying, it's a pleasure to sing.


George Speed


Day job Bus driver

Aspires to sound like Any proper tenor, preferably a Welsh one! (I'm Scottish.)

Choral highlight Singing in St Davids' Praise at St David's Hall with Cambrensis choir and orchestra.

Random fact I've played the organ in Westminster Abbey (very loudly!).

Favourite Spectrum piece 'Christmas Medley' and any Swingle-style arrangements of Bach and Handel.

Benjamin Gait

Tenor and Musical Director

Day job Composer/Local Authority Officer

Aspires to sound like Scott Walker

Choral highlight Playing first horn in a performance of Elgar's 'Dream of Gerontius'.

Random fact I own roughly 50 Miles Davis albums.

Favourite Spectrum piece 'Clew Ein Llef'.

Michael Lee


Day job Medical writer

Aspires to sound like Roderick Williams

Choral highlight Singing Verdi's 'Quattro Pezzi Sacri' in the Sheldonian.

Random fact I've swum weekly in Jesus Green Lido in winter...

Favourite Spectrum piece Anything slow and easy!


Kevin Morgan

Bass Baritone

Day job It's complicated

Aspires to sound like Bing Crosby

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Random fact 

Favourite Spectrum piece 

Carsten Muller


Day job Researcher and lecturer, University of Cardiff

Aspires to sound like Ivan Rebroff

Choral highlight Performing 'Carmina Burana' with Cardiff University Choir and Orchestra in St David’s Hall, 1996.

Random fact I steered a 45m merchant vessel through Kiel canal aged 17.

Favourite Spectrum piece

One of my favourites is 'Pokarekare', the harmonic equivalent of strawberries and cream...

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