ESO Committee 2021-2022:

President: Lucy Bridgeman

Now going into her final year at the University of Edinburgh, Lucy is our President. She acts as the middle-man between the committee and the show directors, spearheading the administrative side of things, and making all the final decisions on the plans for the upcoming year.

Secretary: Grace Moran

From emails to agendas, Grace is in charge of the inner workings of ESO. As Secretary, her role isn't necessarily obvious within the society. However, Grace organises our committee meetings, and is the reliable centre of our operations.

Treasurer: Claire Gilchrist

Claire acts as the society accountant, overseeing all financial endeavours. From collecting subscription fees, to paying for venues, she has full control of the activity in our accounts.

Claire is going into her third year in ESO and at the University of Edinburgh, and as a medical student, she has excellent time management skills. Claire took on her first principle role with ESO this past year, playing the Princess in our production of The Remarkable Rocket.

Publicity Manager: Giselle Nascimento Dias

As Publicity Manager, Giselle is in charge of designing and managing ESO's website, and running its social media pages. She also works closely with the producer to advertise for our productions.

Giselle is going into her second year in ESO and at the University of Edinburgh, where she studies Russian Studies and Politics. A strong Mezzo-Soprano, Giselle is a valued member of our chorus.

Sponsorship Manager: Holly Gowen

Now going into their third year both at the University of Edinburgh and in ESO, Holly is the Sponsorship Manager. They oversee all matters pertaining to fundraising, whether that be through generous donors, grants or busking.

They held their first principle role last year in The Remarkable Rocket, as the Bengal Light, and was President of ESO for the academic year 2020-21. Although going on their language exchange year, Holly will continue to be involved in ESO's committee. Holly is currently the Alto Choral Scholar at Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, a member of the University Singers, and a student of Irene Drummond. After finishing their degree in French and Classics, they hope to attend a conservatoire.

Community Outreach Manager: Eleanor Glynn

Being Community Outreach Manager means that Eleanor is in charge of providing links between ESO and the wider community! Normally, this means going into schools to chat to students about opera, and organising in-person instruction from experts outside the ESO family from Scotland's music schools and conservatoires.

Eleanor is going into her fourth and final year in ESO and at the University of Edinburgh, studying Religious Studies and English Literature. A strong Soprano, Eleanor is a valued member of our chorus.

Social Secretary: Elizabeth Gibb

As Social Secretary, Beth is responsible for planning social events for ESO, and making the society feel welcoming and friendly.

This is Beth's third year in ESO and at the University of Edinburgh, where she studies Biochemistry. A strong Soprano 2, Beth is a valued member of our chorus.

Events Manager: Fiona Macrae

Being Events Manager means that Fiona organises more formal events outside of our productions. She is going into her second year with ESO and at the University of Edinburgh, where she studies Classics.

ESO Committee 2020-2021

President: Holly Gowen

Secretary: Claire Gilchrist

Treasurer: Elizabeth Gibb

Publicity Manager: Eleanor Glynn

Community Outreach Manager: Georgina McNamara

ESO Committee 2019-2020

President: Àine Cassidy

Secretary: Olivia Stevens 

Treasurer: Grace Moran

Publicity Manager: Lucy Bridgeman

Sponsorship Manager: Grace Moran 

Community Outreach & Alumni Manager: Eleanor Glynn

Social Secretary: Hannah Leggatt

Events Manager: Eleanor Craig-Fisher

Ordinary Members: Holly Gowen (cast representative), Marysia Fijol, Elizabeth Gibb.

ESO Committee 2018-2019

President: Hannah Leggatt

Secretary: Izi Thomas

Treasurer: Patrick Dodd

Publicity Manager: Serena Linley-Adams

Sponsorship Manager: Olivia Stevens

Community Outreach & Alumni Manager: Rhys Inward

Social Secretary: Eleanor Roy

Ordinary Members: Mhairi Brannigan (cast representative), Belle Rockett, Grace Moran.

ESO Committee 2017-2018

President: Flynn Le Brocq

Secretary: Serena Linley-Adams

Treasurer: James Field

Publicity Manager: Moorea Corrigan

Sponsorship Manager: Frederick Hervey-Bathurst

Community Outreach & Alumni Manager: Samantha Redfern

Social Secretary: Alexandra Maliphant

Ordinary Members: Sally Pitts (cast representative), Lewis Gilchrist, Patrick Dodd.

ESO Committee 2016-2017

President: Flynn Le Brocq

Secretary: Samantha Redfern

Treasurer: James Field

Publicity Manager: Lorna Stubbs Davies

Sponsorship Manager: Sasha Holland

Community Outreach Manager: Vasia Passaris

Social Secretary: Alexandra Maliphant

Ordinary Members: Carey Andrews (cast representative), Patrick Dodd, Serena Linley-Adams.