Musical Director

Sam Evans is a professional singer, conductor and teacher. As well as directing BCS, he is musical director of many other choirs. He is much in demand as a guest chorus master and workshop leader for choirs and is a highly experienced singing teacher.

As a professional baritone, Sam performs throughout the UK and internationally in opera, oratorio and song.

Sam has sung with many of the major professional consorts in Britain including the BBC Singers, Polyphony, the Gabrieli Consort, The King’s Consort and The Sixteen. He is most closely associated with the Monteverdi Choir, with whom he has been performing for many years.


Riccardo is an organist, pianist, choir director and repetiteur. He was educated in his home country of Italy at the Istituto Musicale Pareggiato and the Conservatorio F. Morlacchi as well as in London; at the Royal Academy of Music where he gained his post graduate performance diploma with Distinction.

He currently holds the position of Assistant Organist at St Barnabas Church in Dulwich and is Choir Director at Alleyn's Junior School.

Riccardo has recently recorded and released his latest CD - The Grand Tour goes to England - and features in a recording of Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle.

We would like to thank and congratulate Riccardo for 10 years as our valued accompanist for Thomas's Choral Society and now Battersea Choral Society.


BCS is run by a committee
which takes care of all aspects of
the organisation of the choir
and the promotion
of performances


Jeremy Nicholson

Lucy Newmark
Committee Secretary

Diana Macfarlane
Sponsorship & Advertising, 
Programme Editor

Nicola Ellard
Hazel Johnson

Concert Management

Gillian Broadley

Stephen Evans

Linda Pawson
Music Librarian

Janet Bonthron
Membership Secretary

Judy Young
Social Media,

Adrienne Carr
As chair of the committee for many years, Adrienne has put a lot of time and energy into making the choir the success it is today.
Huge thanks to her from the committee and members of BCS and our audiences

Laura Malkin
We would like to thank Laura as a committee member for many years and for her dedicated hard work