Musical Director


ehowatToccata is fortunate to have an experienced, demanding and fun loving Musical Director in Eleanor Howat. A trained singer and music teacher, Eleanor has given her life to teaching children and adults the joy of choral singing. Her childrens’ choirs were renowned for the distinctive, infectious tone she generated both in schools and for the National Youth Choir of Scotland where she helped found the West Lothian training choir. Now retired from teaching, Eleanor continues to spread the joy of choral singing with Toccata. Under her direction Toccata has grown in number and stature to become West Lothian’s premier choir which has won multiple awards. Her style is best described as interactive, fast and demanding. Woe betide any choir member who spends too much time with her head in her copy!