Rossini Petite messe solonnelle by Candlelight
Brandenburg Choral Festival
Rossini – Petite messe solonnelle
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Chamber Choir
Neil Ferris Conductor
Neil Ferris studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Royal College of Music. Neil is Head of Choral Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he leads the internationally recognised postgraduate conducting course and the choral activities of the college. Establishing a reputation as a teacher, mentor and choral consultant, he is also on the education panel for the Association of British Choral Directors National Conducting Courses.
Neil is Music Director of Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, which in recent years has broadcast for BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4. He is also the Music Director of Wimbledon Choral Society, which enjoys a reputation as one of London’s leading amateur choruses.
Neil also works regularly as a guest conductor with other choirs; he is Principal Guest Conductor of Birmingham Bach Choir, and recently conducted them on tour in Italy. He is also guest conductor of the Whitehall Choir and Principal Guest Conductor of Convivium Singers. He has worked with London Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Kent Youth Choir, and the Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir. As a chorus master Neil has prepared choirs for conductors including Richard Hickox, Carlo Rizzi, Thierry Fischer, Francois-Xavier Roth, Owain Arwel Hughes, Ryan Wigglesworth and David Atherton.
Work with orchestras includes the New Queens Hall Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Welsh National Opera, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Midland Sinfonia, City of Southampton Orchestra, Haydn Chamber Orchestra, Salomon Orchestra, and the period instrument ensemble Florilegium.