Jess Norton Raybould | Manager
Jess is in her final year at Hatfield College studying Music.
She has been involved in many projects and ensembles in her time so far at Durham, including the Chapel Choirs of St. John’s, Hatfield College and Castle, as well as the Dunelm Consort & Players. In the last year she has been directing Hatfield College and running Publicity for Music Durham.
Jess studied at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire and won the choral prize in her final year. She has sung in a variety of amazing venues through the Chapel Choir at the Royal Naval College, Rodolfus Foundation and as a long-standing member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain in the Main and Chamber Choirs.
After the previous year’s impact on music making, Jess is looking forward to some exciting projects ahead.
Tallulah Horton | Assistant Manager
Tallulah is in her final year studying Music at St John's.
Tallulah holds a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Music, and a Choral Scholarship at St John’s and previously at University College. Her musical life began playing the harp at the age of 4, before starting as a major music scholar at Downside School in 2013.
She studied with Rachel Bevan, she received accolades in both voice and Harp. During her gap year, Lula was delighted to receive a place in the London Philharmonic Choir and semi-chorus, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and BBC Symphony Chorus, where she is still a member and has enjoyed performing alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Lula has performed the first verse of Once in Royal David City in the Royal Albert Hall, and most recently in University College Choir’s release 'In Memoriam'.
Tallulah is looking forward to the year ahead, and organising a tour in her final year at Durham.
Adam Whitmore | Conductor
Adam is a second year student at St. Chad's studying Russian and Spanish.
Adam has thrown himself into the choral scene in Durham, and has sung in the Chamber Choir, the Chapel choirs of St. Chads, St. John's and Hatfield College, and particularly enjoyed singing in DUCO’s production of Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants in Easter term 2021. He also founded the Phoenix Consort, a small group of singers based in Durham singing pieces from the Renaissance era to modern arrangements.
Adam has studied classical singing alongside various instrumental studies in the North West. He has sung as a tenor and bass in Salford cathedral choir and the Manchester Chamber Choir in a wide range of venues such as the Bridgewater Hall and Royal Festival hall. Adam is particularly interested in sacred music and is very much looking forward to singing in Durham Cathedral as a Choral Scholar, but also enjoys the lighter side of choral music, even singing Tomorrow from Annie on a TV drama!
Adam is excited to build on the previous successes of DUCC, and to do as much music-making and performing as possible.