Our Committee


The APO committee is a small group of volunteers, both players and non-players, who work hard behind the scenes to put on concerts, organise rehearsals and engage with local communities to encourage participation in classical music.

Committee meetings are held monthly and cover a range of operational matters that are required to put concerts on, as well as more strategic discussions around future repertoire, fundraising initiatives and audience diversification. Members of APO are welcome to attend committee meetings or suggest items for the committee to discuss, please contact the Chair for either.

The committee is comprised of:

Chair – Emily Bushby (chairman@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

Emily is responsible for chairing committee meetings, managing committee workload and ensuring APO’s compliance with APO’s constitution as well as with all legal / financial regulations

Secretary – Laura Baker (secretary@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

Laura arranges and minutes committee meetings and is responsible for all keeping all records, including lists of members, players and patrons. Laura also arranges the AGM and is responsible for distributing papers in line with APO’s constitution

Treasurer – Andy Le Breuilly (finance@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

As Treasurer, Andy is responsible for preparing APO’s year end accounts, performing financial analysis for each concert along with receipt of cash and payment of suppliers

Publicity Officer – Ana Olarou (ana@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

Ana is responsible for all aspects of publicity for APO, including social media, liaising with journalists for press releases, pulling together the concert programme and email communications to members and players

Outreach Officer – Michael Rowley (michael@aldworthphilharonic.org.uk)

The aim of the Outreach Officer position is to enable APO’s aim of widening the reach and diversity of their audience and encourage the local community to engage more with classical music. Michael oversees the Concert Virgin programme as well as building community links and running the Patron scheme

Fundraising Officer – Katie Hepworth (katie@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

Katie is responsible for developing and overseeing APO’s fundraising strategy in order that APO has sufficient funds to continue to put on innovative and challenging programmes

Generalist – Nic (nic@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

The committee juggle their APO responsibilities with their busy lives, including demanding day-jobs and looking after children. With Nic in a Generalist role, she bolsters the committee’s capacity to perform the tasks required to put on a full concert programme throughout the year


In addition to the committee roles, APO benefits from a number of non-committee roles as follows:

Music Director – Andrew Taylor (md@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

Although not a formal committee member, Andrew attends committee meetings as he is integral to the successful running of APO. 

Strings Coordinator – Tina Pettinger (strings@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

As Strings Coordinator, Tina organises the strings players for rehearsals and concerts. If you are a potential new member considering joining APO, we would love to hear from you, please contact Tina for further details or read http://www.aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk/joining-apo/

Wind & Brass Coordinator – Caroline and Tom Brett (wind@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

Caroline and Tom organise the wind and brass players for rehearsals and concerts. If you are a potential new member considering joining APO, we would love to hear from you, please contact Caroline and Tom for further details or read http://www.aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk/joining-apo/

Librarians – Mel Le Breuilly and Anne Taylor (librarian@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

Mel and Anne are responsible for ordering the music required for each rehearsal and concert, and ensuring that it has been distributed to the players.

Social Secretary – Helen Minors (socialsec@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

Helen arranges social events for the orchestra to get together outside of rehearsals.

Box Office – Anna Nash (boxoffice@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk)

Anna is responsible for administering tickets for each concert and selling tickets on the day of the event.