About Us

Evoc chamber music group is a collection of musicians who have trained professionally.  

We all enjoy the art of music making and use our combined talents to perform eclectic programmes of musical entertainment.  

Evoc offer a warm welcome to musicians, young and old, who would enjoy the experience of playing with a highly talented group.

Stewart McCormack
Founded the Evoc Music group in 1975 whilst serving with the Royal Engineers in Southwood Camp, Cove.  The name was the idea of Lt. Col Stan Patch and is Cove spelt backwards!
Stewart started playing the flute as a boy and studied the flute at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall.

Susan Looseley


Susan trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff with Martin Ronchetti, Principal Clarinet of the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra.  She is currently Principal Clarinet with the Dorking Philharmonia and teaches full-time as a Head of Music in a Surrey secondary school.



David Crisp


David started playing the clarinet whilst at secondary school and has enjoyed playing with groups, large and small, ever since.




Rose Tyler

Bass clarinet

Rose teaches Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone and plays in concert wind bands.

Marjorie Carrington
Marjorie has worked as a professional oboist  in orchestras both in the UK and Europe. 

Dr Lucy Abbott


Lucy has always loved playing the clarinet, participating in orchestras whilst at University in London and now currently playing with the London Doctors' Orchestra.


Val Racklyeft


Val enjoys playing the clarinet and has spent a number of years passing on her skills to young people.

Helen Taylor

Bassoon/Contra Bassoon

Helen is greatly enthusiastic about all things 'bassoon'!  She plays in a number of groups and enjoys participating in bassoon and double reed play days.

Players Archive:

Lynne French

Lynne studied bassoon at the Royal College of Music, London.