The choir is directed by Caroline Trutz.
Caroline originally trained as a violinist but fell in love with singing. She Studied in Paris and London, and sings regularly with the harpist Eleanor Turner (a mixture of world folk, opera, Hildegard and contemporary), as soloist with world premier projects, and the opera group “2 1/2 Sopranos”.
She has performed many operatic roles including Queen of the Night, Mimi, Donna Anna in UK and France. She has given many recitals, mostly of Russian songs, around the UK and France. She has performed on UK and French TV and national radio.
She encourages the choir to sing the music of living composers, including James Macmillan, Cecilia McDowell, Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott, Ola Gjeilo, James Whitbourne, Pēteris Vasks and has commissioned world premieres of works by Paul McGrath.
She teaches privately and at Nottingham University.
As well as conducting the Rutland Choral Society, she directs the girls choir Wyndréamas, plays viol da gamba and violin, walks her dog and is always thrilled to see sunsets and rainbows.