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Meet our Young Conducting Scholars for 2022

We’re delighted to announce details of the four scholarship recipients who will be participating in our Young Conductors Programme during 2022. They are (from left to right): Caius Lee, Neville Burston Organ Scholar who graduated in music from St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge and who is now working with Diocese of Leeds’ Music Department, …

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Interim Head of Conductor Training announced

Following the Trustees’ agreement to grant Manvinder Rattan a sabbatical while he settles in as Voices Foundation’s Chief Executive, the Management Team is pleased to announce that senior conducting tutor Imelda Shirley has been appointed Interim Head of Conductor Training. She will be supported in this role by fellow tutor and Trustee, Catherine Beddison. Imelda’s …

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Annual awards at Summer School 2021

After a year’s absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were delighted to be able to present our annual awards again at Summer School in Cambridge this August. Huge congratulations go to Jenny Porter (pictured top left), who received the John Coates Memorial Baton from CEO and Head of Conductor Training, Manvinder Rattan, for making exceptional …

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Two new opportunities to join our team

We’re currently seeking suitably experienced individuals for two brand new openings in our administration team, to support our future growth and development. The application deadline for both roles is 6pm on Saturday 10 July. Choral Events Lead This role is suitable for those with experience of organising events, and involves working with the Head of …

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Management Team changes in September 2021

Opening a new chapter in his career, Manvinder Rattan has been appointed Chief Executive of music education charity The Voices Foundation, and will commence his duties there this coming autumn. As a result, he will be stepping down as our CEO at that time; however, he will continue in his role as Head of Conductor …

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Introducing our Young Conducting Scholars for 2021

We’re delighted to confirm the four scholarship recipients on our highly acclaimed Young Conductors’ Programme, running from early 2021 to the end of the year in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The talented young musicians who have been awarded scholarships following a rigorous interview and selection process are:  Ailsa Campbell, a freelance musician and …

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