Meet The Team!

Contemporary Choir is led by the committee, which is an elected team of student volunteers who run Contemporary Choir on behalf of its members. Each is at a different point in their studies, have different roles on the Committee, but all of them are dedicated to making Contemporary Choir as enjoyable as possible for its members. Each committee member has a different role to play in making Choir happen and they work hard to create lots of opportunities for the members to sing, socialise and meet new people!

The Music Team is also part of the committee and are in charge of choosing and providing us with the music that we learn throughout the term. The Musical Director (MD) and Assistant Musical Director (AMD) are elected in term three after auditioning for the role by taking part of a rehearsal. The only committee member not elected is the accompanist who is selected by the MD. 

Viola Huf


Welcome to Contemporary Choir! I'm Viola, a 4th year student studying Natural Sciences. My role is to facilitate the committee meetings, ensure we stay on top of all of our events, and help keep Contemporary Choir the greatest society at Exeter!

Bekah Alford

Vice-President & Marketing Secretary

Hi! I'm Bekah and I am a 3rd year studying Geography and Applied GIS. As VP my role involves organising stash, intramurals and stepping up to help Viola when needed. As Marketing Secretary, my main job is to run all of the choir's social media accounts and to keep on top of the website too! If you ever have any questions about events, socials or any choir related activity and get in touch through instagram or facebook then it will normally be me who replies!

Charlotte Smith


Hello! I'm Charlotte, a 2nd year student studying Drama. I manage the society's finances, which includes writing budgets & funding applications, managing and processing payments for the society, and making sure that we understand how VAT and charity law impact our work.

James Lush

Musical Director

I’m James and I’m the musical director of the choir. I find music, run rehearsals, and lead the choir at concerts and virtual choirs. If you’ve got any questions about the music we’re singing, suggestions for songs, or you’re even interested in conducting, then just come and ask me at any society event!

Ems Saunders

Assistant Musical Director

Hi, I’m Ems, a 2nd year Maths and Spanish student and the choir’s AMD. In this role, I help James to run rehearsals, pick the music that we sing and I am always around to answer any of your questions!

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Ed Lucas


Hi, I'm Ed and I'm the accompanist for choir this year! I'm a 4th year maths student.

John Walter

Outreach Secretary

Hi, I’m John, a 3rd year History student and the choir’s Outreach Secretary. In this role, I connect choir with the local community and organise collaborations with other societies. I also take the lead on supporting members’ wellbeing, as well as making the society more inclusive and accessible. As part of this, I run the Buddy Scheme to welcome new members into the society and the university. Ultimately, I’m here to support you, so always feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas!

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Beth Piper

Fundraising Secretary

Hi, I’m Beth, a third year Psychology student and I’m the fundraising secretary for choir this year! My role involves organising the fundraising events throughout the year. At the beginning of the year, we will be voting, as a whole choir, on the new charity for this year. We want to continue the success from last year’s fundraising whilst also making the events enjoyable and fun for every choir member!

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Mia Rooney

Equipment Secretary

Hello! My name is Mia Rooney and I am a fourth year Math student. As Equipment Secretary it is my job to take care of all of Choir’s equipment. This includes keeping track of where everything is, making sure it all works, and, if the need arises, purchasing new equipment. I also help take care of room bookings for rehearsal and venue bookings for performances.