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Sarah MacDonald - Music Director

Sarah MacDonald came to the UK from her native Canada in 1992 as Organ Scholar of Robinson College, Cambridge after studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  She was appointed Director of Music in Chapel at Selwyn College in 1999, and is the first woman to hold such a post in an Oxbridge Chapel.  Sarah has taught organ and conducting for Eton Choral Courses, the Oundle School for Young Organists, and courses run by the Royal College of Organists.  Sarah has played numerous recitals and made several recordings and has conducted choirs on tours throughout the UK, Europe, the MIddle East, New Zealand, and Canada.   A winner of the RCO Limpus Prize, Sarah is also a Fellow of the RCO.

Ruth Cobb - Course Manager

Ruth Cobb is the former Director of Admissions and Alumni Relations at Saint Thomas Choir School.  She lives with her husband, David, in Chicago, IL, and their goofy labrador, Oberon.  Their three grown children include two Choir School alumni and a patient, long-suffering sister who sat through more Evensongs than she can count.  Their granddaughter is the center of their universe but will share the stage with the arrival of a baby brother this summer.


Deborah Beien - Director of Residential Life and Leadership Program

Deborah Beien has been working at the Girl Chorister Course since its beginning in 2005, when she brought some girls to the course from the Queen of Angels Children's Choir in Chicago. As a choir director, she knew the importance of enrichment experiences for young singers.  In all the years, the course has never let her down.  Amazing things happen here! Deborah has been a musician with the Archdiocese of Chicago for 25 years. She is currently a member of a women's trio, Backporch Swing, which provides entertainment for local events.  She is also on the Executive Committee of the local chapter of The National Federation of Music Clubs. The Beien's split their time between Chicago, IL and Michigan City, IN.  Deborah and Jim have four children and recently joined the happiest club in the world, The Grandparents Club.

Sarah Baldock - Vocal Coach

Sarah Baldock is currently working at The Cheltenham Ladies' College in England as an academic music teacher and accompanist. She was previously Organist and Master of the Choristers at Chichester Cathedral, and before that Assistant Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral where she founded and directed the Girls' Choir alongside playing the organ for services, tours, broadcasts and recordings. She has an active career as an organ recitalist and will be giving concerts this year in Germany and around the UK. Her work with choirs has taken her to Norway, Sweden and the USA and she has a particular interest in training young voices, having worked alongside Hilary Llystyn Jones during her time at Winchester and Chichester Cathedrals. 


Sarah Brailey - Vocal Coach

Sarah Brailey is a freelance soprano and voice teacher in the New York City metropolitan area. She sings regularly with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Bach Vespers series at Holy Trinity Lutheran. Sarah is a proponent of contemporary music and collaborates frequently with John Zorn and GRAMMY-winning vocal octet Roomful of Teeth. She believes strongly in music education and the power of group singing and is delighted to be a part of this summer’s Girls Course at the Saint Thomas Choir School.

Angharad Rebholz - Theory Teacher and Repertoire Assistant
Angharad Rebholz is a recent graduate of Yale University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English literature. An enthusiastic performer of choral repertoire both sacred and secular, she has sung in volunteer and professional ensembles in New Haven and New York, including the Yale Camerata and Schola Cantorum. Under the baton of conductors such as Masaaki Suzuki, David Hill, and Simon Carrington, she has also toured internationally to Japan, Singapore, and Italy. Currently based in New Haven, she is a staff singer at Christ Church and an enthusiastic resident of America’s greatest small city. Her other passions include cooking, literature of all forms, a fledgling relationship with running, and women’s rights. As an alumna of the girls’ course, she is excited to return to the choir school as a staff member, and is very much looking forward to meeting new students and seeing old friends!

Jen Euling - Nurse and Activity Director

Jennifer Euling is a pediatric nurse who has worked at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. She has a son, William, now at Brown University, who attended the choir school. She sings alto in a church choir in Rhode Island, where her husband is the organist and choir master.


The Reverend Charles F. Wallace,
Head Master, Saint Thomas Choir School
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