Founder and conductor of the Qatar Youth Choir
Also deputy conductor of Qatar Concert Choir and deputy Choir Master for Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Irish born, Alena has studied and been involved in music all her life and is passionate about music education especially for children. Alena is Director of Music at Kings College Doha, a qualified piano teacher and also studied Irish harp. Alena has completed many choral conducting courses and is currently preparing to take two diplomas : singing and music direction with the ABRSM.
Trained opera singer Nohemi Jaime is an experienced vocal coach from Mexico. Nohemi is an opera soloist and has performed many challenging operatic roles
Tessa Horn-Botha is a music teacher, classical pianist and singer who has devoted her life to music education, having spent over 40 years as an educator and public performer. She holds qualifications in piano and musical theatre from Trinity College of Music and London College of Music, University of West London.
She has conducted numerous award winning choirs and taught both solo and ensemble musical and stage performers. Her compositions have been used in documentaries and at a recent performance in the Katara Opera House she performed in the world premiere of her own composition, Purple Suite, for flute and piano.
In her home country of South Africa she has written, directed and produced plays and musicals as well as performed in operas, musicals and theatre productions as a singer and actress. She joins the team of the Qatar Youth and Junior Choirs as a theory teacher and accompanist.
Maralyn has been working with the choir from the very beginning. She comes from Sri Lanka and has two sons in the choir. The choir could not function without Maralyn who takes care of all things administrative.