Belfast Operatic Company : Office Bearers
Colin Scott (Musical Director)
Colin began his musical education at an early age whilst at Harding Memorial Primary School. He was taught Tenor horn by John Millen and attended the Belfast School of Music’s Early Music Centre under the supervision of Jena Savage.
Whilst at secondary school he was fortunate to fall under the tutelage of Jacqui Vance nee Kerrigan, an expert repetiteur and Musical Director...
Anne Gillespie (Accompanist)
Anne began playing the piano at the age of six under the tutorage of Phyllis Boyd in her home town of Ballycastle. She continued her musical studies at Ballycastle High School and was privileged to also study under Sister Colista at Cross and Passion College.
Anne later went on to study Music and Education at Stranmillis College, Belfast where she completed her Grades in pianoforte from Trinity College...
John S Mercer (Founder)
John Mercer is the founder & former president of the Belfast Operatic Company, he founded the Company in 1960 in Ballymacarrett Church, and its members at the time included not only choristers from the church choir but also a large number of teacher friends and acquaintances of his wife and himself who had trained at Stranmillis College in Belfast.
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