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Ellie Slorach: A Conducting Check-in for 2020

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Ellie and I have a really open chat about our experiences with choral conducting and running a music group. Plenty of golden advice from Ellie, plus she explains why conductors shouldn’t silo into orchestral or choral, the weirdness of masterclasses, and creative administration.

Ellie is a conductor, and founder of Kantos Chamber Choir (who I sing with). She recently debuted with the Hallé and toured with Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet production as the Young Associate Conductor. She is musical director with the Hallé Youth Orchestra, Radius Opera, Stafford Choral Society; and associate conductor with Manchester Chamber Choir and Huddersfield Choral Society.

Ellie Slorach 

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Links and Show Notes

In The Field – Kantos Chamber Choir

Royal Opera House – Opportunities for Women Conductors


Ellie’s Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme masterclass with Marin Alsop

Ellie conducting the Hallé Youth Orchestra

National Theatre Live (online screenings have now finished)

Piece of the Month blog series – No Dice Collective


Music played in this episode

Robert Nathaniel Dett – O Holy Lord

Rory Wainwright Johnston – Ave Maria

Available to hear as part of Kantos’s In The Field project

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