Friday, 2 October 2020

Crouch End Festival Chorus announces successful candidates for the second year of its Young Conductors Mentoring Scheme

Crouch End Festival Chorus
Crouch End Festival Chorus

The Crouch End Festival Chorus (CEFC) has just announced the two successful candidates for the second year of its Young Conductors Mentoring Scheme. For 2020-2021, Charlie Perry and Elliot Mercer will work with CEFC's conductor David Temple and the choir in rehearsals, concerts and recordings.

Seventeen young musicians (aged 18-35) applied for the 2020-2021 programme, and each was asked to prepare two pieces (from Faure's Requiem and from Bernstein's Chichester Psalms) and conduct a small choir. Charlie Perry (24) studied at Manchester University and combines a number of choral conducting posts, including being director of music at Manchester Oratory, with a career as a professional tenor. Elliot Mercer (22) studied at Birmingham University and combines conducting with a post in the music department at Frances Holland School for Girls, and as a student he sang with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Further information from the CEFC website.

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