The Committee

ECMS 2017-18 Committee


Robert Cochrane & Jamie Scott

Robert is a second year Historian at Emma who plays the piano and viola. In 2016-17 he led the Folk Ensemble and he is also a member of SECCO and Big Band. His particular musical interests include late-Romantic opera, folk and blues. 

Jamie is a first year reading Psychological and Behavioural Sciences with Evolution and Biological Anthropology who started playing for Emma Big Band as a fresher in Michaelmas 2015 before beginning co-leading in Easter 2016. His interest in music is mainly big band oriented, with a growing love of electro swing and a broad musical taste in other genres.


Alex Emsley


Abhishek Patel

Abhishek is a first year Biological Natural Scientist at Emma. He is a keen singer in the Emma Chorus ensemble, as well as playing the piano to an advanced level.

Hires Manager

Will Haslam

Publicity Officer

Alex Baker 

Alex is a second year history student at Emma. She has enjoyed singing in chorus since Easter term of her first year, she finds that it is a fun break from work and is especially good when cheesy pop songs are involved!

Events Officers

Aimee Lawrence & Will Dorrell

Aimee is a first year MML student at Emma. Since coming to Cambridge she has enjoyed being part of SECCO, Emma Chorus and Emma Folk Band. Aimee plays the flute, piano and sings, and has also been known to try the drums and cello amongst other instruments!

Will Dorrell is a second year NatSci, hailing from Worcester. He has played the cello in SECCO, and this year is joining Big Band playing the bass guitar. He says of himself that 'from a young age I was always listening, usually with my ears, but often with my soul.' 

Recitals Rep

Patrick Charles

Chorus Reps

Tatiana Sherwood

Tatiana is a second year classicist at Emma. She has enjoyed singing in chorus since coming to Cambridge, and she also plays the saxophone.

Big Band Reps

Tim Davidson & James Fraser

Orchestra Rep

Jack Deeley & Will Raby-Smith 

Folk Ensemble Reps

Adina Wineman & Robert Cochrane

Ex Officio Committee Members

Honorary President

and College Master

Dame Fiona Reynolds

Dame Fiona's biography is available here.

Director of Music

Dr. Christopher Whitton

Dr Whitton was educated at St John's College, Cambridge (BA 2002, MPhil 2004, PhD 2007), and as a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University (2002-3). He came to Emmanuel as Fellow in Classics and Director of Music in 2007, when I was appointed University Lecturer in Classics. In 2012-14 I was an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin and Rostock University.

As an organist, singer and choir directed Chris held posts as Winchester College, Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), Harvard Memorial Church, and St. Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, and spent five years as chorus master of the Cambridge Philharmonic Society. He was Organ Student at St John's College, Cambridge, from 1999-2002, and continues to give occasional recitals today. At Emmanuel, he is the Fellow responsible for (non-academic) music in College, including oversight of Chapel music and the Music Society.

Director of Chapel Music

Mr. Richard Latham 

Richard Latham was organ scholar at Emmanuel College (1997-2000) and choral scholar at King's College (2000-2001). After working in New York as an organist he trained as a singer at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

On the concert platform he has performed as a soloist in Schumann's Szenen aus Goethes Faust with Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and Fauré's Requiem with the Philharmonia Chorus. At the Wigmore Hall, he has given performances of Bach's cantatas and Lully's Grand Motets with the Academy of Ancient Music. He has made a number of recordings, including verse anthems by Christopher Gibbons with the AAM and Monteverdi's L'Orfeo with the Tavener Consort and Players under Andrew Parrott.

His operatic roles to date include Papageno, Die Zauberflöte, for Garsington Opera; Schaunard, La Bohème; Eugene Onegin; Father, Hänsel und Gretel; Harlekin, Ariadne auf Naxos and Guglielmo, Così fan tutte; and Mercury, Atalanta for Cambridge Handel Opera.

College Fellow

Dr. Sarah Bendall

Dr. Bendall's biography is available here.

Presidents Emeritus

Imogen Flower

Now in her final year reading music, Imogen has been heavily involved with ECMS throughout her time at Emmanuel. She has acted as President, Secretary and played recorder as one of the founding members of the North Court Baroque Ensemble. Her involvement in the musical life of the college extended into a role on the May Ball committee in 2015. Imogen loves music by Telemann, Brahms, Joni Mitchell and Radiohead. 

Adam Mathias

Adam has just graduated from his time at Emmanuel reading Music. In 2011-12, he was the Organ Scholar at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle where his roles included training the choristers and accompanying the world-renowned choir in services. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists. He has performed as both a soloist and accompanist at venues including St. John's, Smith Square and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Adam often conducted the ECMS Orchestra, and the College's Chapel Choir.


Senior Organ Scholar

Stella Hadjineophytou

Junior Organ Scholar

Hugh Crook