I absolutely love conducting choirs. Something truly magical happens when you have multiple voices coming together – both musically and emotionally.

In addition to Bollington Singers, I have founded four choirs (Victoria Park Singers, Fosse Singers, Finsbury Park Singers, and High Peak Singers), which have performed at the BBC Proms, Olivier Awards and Royal Variety Show. In August 2022 I conducted the Wilderness Festival Choir. I am so pleased to have launched this lovely new choir in Bollington.

Works conducted include Will Todd’s Mass in Blue with full band, Bob Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass with trio, Ole Gjeilo’s Lake Isle with quartet & Luminous Night of the Soul, and Faure’s Requiem with full orchestra as well as commissioned music When All Was Young by emerging composer Ben Lee.  I have also launched ITV Voices.  One of my proudest moments was working with men from Pentonville Prison.

I hold an LRSM with distinction in Choral Conducting (2014) and have studied with the Association of British Choral Directors on their advanced programme. I am also an advocate of good vocal health and up to date vocal teachings. I recently studied on the Estill EMT (Estill Master Trainer) course with Anne Marie Speed. 

Read more about my work at my website.

Leo Gatty – accompanist

Leo Gatty is a 21 year old pianist and composer from London, currently studying music at the University of Manchester. Since moving to Manchester in 2021, Leo has enjoyed working as a freelance musician, performing and rehearsing with choirs, bands and musical theatre companies in the area. Leo is also a keen composer for TV and film – in 2021 his music was nominated for best score at the National Youth Film Awards. Leo hopes to continue working with choirs as they provide important spaces for our communities and for music-making in general.