Meet the Team

Artistic Director: Victoria Ely

Victoria is the Artistic Director of Music, directing The Choir and Chamber Orchestra, and leading the Ensemble Leadership and Conducting sessions in addition to her work as a freelance musician and choral director.

Music Coordinator: Katie Whaley

Katie looks after the day to day management of UoR Music, including event management, rehearsal coordination, and facilities administration. 

Accompanist: Ben Giddens

Ben has accompanied UoR Music choir rehearsals and performances since September 2017, in addition to his work as a freelance accompanist and organist.

Chamber Choir Director: Patrick Barrett

Patrick has directed Chamber Choir since September 2017, in addition to his work as a freelance choral conductor and educator.

Big Band Director: Dae Lee

Dae Lee has directed Signature Sounds since September 2019, in addition to his work as a freelance percussionist and director

Universal Voices Director: Rebecca Berkley

Rebecca Berkley founded the Institute of Education’s children’s choir in 2017, in addition to her work as a lecturer and programme director for the Institute of Education. 

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