Conductor, Boys’ Choir
Ben has been teaching primary aged children since his year abroad in a children’s theatre in Vienna in 2008. He now runs the Singing Outreach Programme for Westminster Cathedral, working with 12 primary schools over London. He set up the three children’s choirs of St. John the Divine, Kennington, where 70 children aged 6-15 now attend weekly rehearsals and perform in concerts around the country; they have also broadcast live on BBC Radio 2. Ben is increasingly in demand to lead one-off singing days and courses, recently working for the Red House, Aldeburgh, the Roman River Music Festival and YK Pao School, Shanghai. He also conducts two choral societies in South London.
Ben studied music and German at Durham University, University of Vienna, King’s College London and as a postgraduate in vocal studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance. Alongside his conducting, he is seen regularly on the oratorio circuit and sings with the Sixteen, Stile Antico and the Eric Whitacre Singers among others.