Alex Murchie (1946-2021)

Board Member and Secretary to the Trustees

Alex Murchie’s professional life was spent at Tyne Tees Television as a researcher and producer of documentaries and current affairs.

For nine years she sat on the Board of Management of Making Music, the national umbrella organisation for amateur musicians. She was a member of the Northern, then North East regional committee from 1992, chairing it from 2008 - 2011. She was also Regional Advocate for YNE.

Alex sang soprano with Cappella Novocastriensis and the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir; she also managed publicity for both of them. She attended many workshops and Summer Schools and occasionally sings solos with local choirs.

Her musical interests ranged from plainsong to the Spooky Men’s Chorale.

Her other passions included light aviation and horticulture. She read voraciously, and enjoyed theatre and contemporary dance. In pursuit of the Ineffable, she intermittently practised Tai Chi, and attends Shiatsu sessions.

She believed that if you sing, you will be happier and more fulfilled than if you don’t, which is why she was committed to the work of Opera Sunderland.