Musical Director - Steph Gomaa

Steph Gomaa is Doha College’s Director of Music and joined the Doha Singers in the second half of 2018. She brings a vast array of experience in choral, theatrical, concert, production and performing arts from the UK, Australia and Hong Kong. While in the UK, as Director of Music at Liverpool College, Steph worked daily with Chapel Choirs, developing strong ties with Liverpool Cathedral and other external practitioners and institutions such as Liverpool Philharmonic, Lin Marsh – composer of 2008 Children’s Opera for Liverpool Capital of Culture and more.

Since arriving in Qatar in 2017 Steph has been instrumental in building links between her students and external organisations, constantly challenging her choirs. Her students have performed for both the British and Panamanian Embassies, plus were chosen to film with Aspire Foundation for Qatar National Day in 2017. She also took on the directorial reigns of the highly successful Qatar Primary School Choir Competition, an annual national school choral competition.

Steph has a strong sense of community, constantly striving to build links and engage as many members as possible to work collaboratively and share their musical enjoyment in Qatar.

Associate MD Kristina Cheffins

We are proud to announce the appointment of Miss Kristina Cheffins as Associate Musical Director for January 2020. Kristina is a Doha Singers stalwart whose love of music translates into vibrant, fun rehearsals with lots of smiles and laughter. Kristina will work alongside Steph, providing support leading and conducting and also inputting into the musical direction of the choir. 

Accompanist Paul Sanderson

Our accompanist Paul provides the choir with musical expertise and is the coolest cat in the room! We get to enjoy his playing every week!

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"Baubles and Blu" highlights

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"Only You" a capella

Highlights
  • Largest and oldest amateur choir in Doha
  • No auditions to join - everyone is welcome
  • 2 main concerts per year in December and May
  • Other informal performances during the year
Guest Comments
A great way to get to know people in Doha and an amazing way to enrich your musical repertoire if you're not an English native speaker! — Silvia Salvadori, 29 May 2014
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