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Schnittke Faust Cantata, Barbican

I greatly enjoyed working as chorus master on Schnittke's Faust Cantata, as well as excerpts of Berlioz and Penderecki, with conductor Sian Edwards and the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, at the Barbican. Inspirational Artistic Director of the LSSO, Peter Ash,...

Alec Robertson Scholar at Westminster Cathedral

I am enjoying directing the men's voices at London's premier Catholic cathedral on Wednesdays this year. It is super to be part of such a splendid and historic musical tradition, and to be within Westminster Cathedral Choir's unique and full-bodied sound world.

Choral Conducting Masterclass in Hannover

I spent a very enjoyable few days in Hannover, visiting the wonderful choral festival, chor.com, and taking part in a choral conducting masterclass with Simon Halsey and the excellent Junges Vokalensemble Hannover, alongside other international conducting students. I...

Postgraduate Studies at the Royal Academy of Music

I am very much enjoying being a student again, studying choral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music under Patrick Russill, as well as organ with David Titterington. This year we have had great masterclasses with Neil Ferris, David Hill, Eamonn Dougan, Mats Nilsson...

Verdi Requiem in Southwark Cathedral

What a thrill to direct the massed forces of West Barnes Singers, Eltham Choral Society and Wimbledon Youth Choir, in a sell-out performance of Verdi's Requiem in Southwark Cathedral. Soloists were soprano Philippa Boyle, mezzo soprano Alison Wells, tenor Andrew...

Choral Gems from the Renaissance

I am greatly looking forward to conducting the excellent chamber choir, the Choir of the 21st Century (who do not restrict themselves to 21st century repertoire, but were founded in the year 2000!) in a programme of glorious 15th to 17th Century repertoire, including...