Our RWM Elec - Bro Alan Duncan Beck

In being elected Right Worshipful Master, Bro Beck followed in a long line of distinguished citizens who previously held this office. During his first term, Bro Beck led the lodge to continued growth, with a steady flow of new members and attendances at the Regular Meetings up by 56%.  Its involvement in the community was further enhanced, with its significant charitable work raising in excess of £6000 for causes like Erskine Home, the Beacon Youth Theatre and local schools.  The brethren of No XII also gave support to sister lodges in Scotland and beyond.  The No XII Charity Burns Supper, held annually in Greenock Town Hall, has quickly grown to be the largest in Inverclyde.

     RWM Elect 2013
A native of Lanarkshire who was educated at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Glasgow University, Bro Beck is a well-known and highly accomplished musician. A winner of several distinguished singing competitions, he spent the first years of his professional musical career as a principal solo tenor at the State Opera in Stuttgart, Germany and has also performed for Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera Ireland. He is a founder member of the three tenors group Caledon with whom he has performed all over the world including for HM The Queen at the opening of the Scottish Parliament, HE Kofi Annan at the UN Headquarters in New York and at venues such as The Sydney Opera House, T-in-the-Park and Hampden Park for the Scottish international football team.
As a music teacher, Bro Beck has taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Northern College of Music. He is currently a member of the teaching staff of Scottish Opera and Clydeview Academy. He has also had great success as a composer of children’s music having recently received two commissions from the Scottish Arts Council, Creative Scotland.  

He lives in Greenock with his wife, Polly who is also a well-known musician, and their sons Adam and Reuben