Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra

Shrewsbury Orchestral Society

Louise Houghton appointed viola section principal

The orchestra is delighted to announce that Louise Houghton has been appointed section principal for the violas.

Louise, originally from Brighton, started to play the viola when she was at school, and played with the Brighton Youth Orchestra and University of London Orchestra. She then pursued a career as a doctor moving to Shropshire in 1995 and now works as a GP at Marden Medical Practice, Shrewsbury. Louise has also played with Oswestry Sinfonia, and is a current member of the European Doctors Orchestra. She also enjoys playing in a string quartet and plays the organ for church services. She and her husband run activity holidays for underprivileged children in Romania.

The orchestra wishes to express its appreciation to Gordon Le Roux who has recently stepped down from this role, we wish him all the best for the future.