Farewell to Sally McLean from everyone at Spirit

6 years ago, Spirit of Harmony was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take on Sally McLean as its Musical Director. Sally had made a big name for herself in the barbershop circle and beyond, being MD of the multi-time national champion chorus The White Rosettes, as well as a coach recognised all over the UK and throughout Europe and the United States. We were absolutely thrilled to have her on board!

Since joining the chorus in 2012, Sally has made an enormous difference to our culture and skills. She has lead us in consistently placing among the top 6 men’s barbershop choruses in the UK, and has overseen the development of our repertoire into a varied and exciting show package which our members love to sing. She has also expertly lead a team of fantastic section leaders and assistant chorus directors, and helped drive our move to York in June 2017.

Sadly, in May 2018 Sally announced that she would be stepping down as our Musical Director following the 2018 BABS Convention.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank her sincerely for everything she has done for the chorus; her legacy will stay with us for a long time to come as we continue our journey. Nobody can match the skills, experience, dedication and passion that Sally has consistently demonstrated since long before she joined Spirit. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours, particularly with The White Rosettes, whom we consider to be great friends of our chorus. We sincerely hope that we will see Sally at a rehearsal again soon!