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   Marion Bateman -  Musical Director


Marion has sung practically all her life, starting with an impromptu rendition of “singing the blues” at the age of 2½ at her sister’s christening!    


Growing up in Essex with four musical sisters Marion has performed as a soloist and with many different choirs.


 In the 1990s she became the musical director of a youth choir and discovered a real passion for conducting.  


Marion gained her teaching diplomas in 1996 and has taught at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen College and currently at Gordonstoun School as the principal teacher of voice


Stephen Pratt - Accompanist

Our accompanist is Stephen Pratt ho was born and brought up in Macduff.

 He was taught piano and organ by a Mr McNeil, the 'blind organist', at Macduff.


For many years, Stephen was organist at Gardner Church Macduff ( Now Arts Centre ). When that Church was closed  to make way for Union, he relocated to St. Mary's Banff, subsequently to be known as Banff Parish Church.


He plays, from time to time, at weddings and other events at Duff House and Fyvie Castle and for many years he was accompanist to Macduff Reel and Strathspey Society.


Stephen is a great asset to the choir.