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Anne Marie Owens - Society President
(Photograph by Julie Kim)

President

Anne Marie Owens
Born in South Shields, Anne Marie Owens was educated at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Laura Sarti before persuing further study at the National Opera Studio.
She made her professional debut as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and joined English National Opera in 1985.
As one of Britain's leading mezzo-sopranos, Anne Marie Owens has performed for many of the world's great opera companies, including the Royal Opera House Convent Garden, Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and New York City Opera.
Anne Marie Owen became our president in 2004.

Honorary Patron

Revd Canon Sheila Bamber, Canon Provost of Sunderland Minster

Chairman

Christine Alder

Vice Chairman

David Cox

Treasurer

Sheenagh Riddle

Secretary

Eileen Watson

Conductor

David Murray

Accompanist

Eileen Bown

Patrons' Officer

Claire Latham