Mozart Requiem by Candlelight
Mozart – Salzburg Symphony No 3
Mozart – Divertimento from Marriage of Figaro
Mozart – Requiem
London Youth Choir and Voce Chamber Choir
Suzi Digby Conductor
Suzi Digby (Lady Eatwell) OBE graduated with honours in musicology from King’s College, London and studied piano, singing, conducting, arts administration and music education pedagogy. Born in Japan, she has lived in Mexico, The Philippines and Hong Kong where she was a prolific broadcaster, teacher and performer. She hosted South East Asia’s first Arts TV programme, interviewing over 100 world renowned arts legends, including Luciano Pavarotti.
In 1990 she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship and travelled world-wide to study methods of choral training and music education pedagogy as practised by their leading exponents. This led, in 1993, to her creating The Voices Foundation, the UK’s leading National Primary Music Education Foundation. Over one million children and 60,000 teachers have received Voices Foundation training. Its pedagogical approach and methodology are world renowned. She works as an Advisory Teacher in challenging schools (including for excluded children) UK wide. Voices Foundation is uniquely recognised in the government’s 2011 Music Education Plan, along with its own National Sing Up.
Suzi has worked internationally with choirs for many years. She has been at the vanguard of the revival of singing in schools and the community in the UK over 18 years. Suzi was in charge of the Ark City Academy music strategy and led its highly successful ‘scholarship choir’.
She founded the award-winning “Coro” and “Voce”, widely acknowledged as among London’s best chamber choirs. She has commissioned numerous new compositions for all her choirs. She has conducted in the UK’s most prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly, the Royal College of Music and King’s Chapel, Cambridge. Suzi has conducted the London Mozart Players, Academy of Ancient Music, among other ensembles, and works regularly with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Suzi is a trustee of Music in Country Churches, among other music and education charities. She is on the Council of the Winston Churchilll Memorial Trust, chairing the arts categories. She is President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and was Acting Music Director of Queens’ College, Cambridge. Abroad, Suzi is Professor of the Practice of Music, Thornton School, University of Southern California.
Amongst many TV appearances, she was a judge in BBC1′s hit show, Last Choir Standing, which has attracted over 10 million viewers.
She received the OBE from the Queen for outstanding services to music education in 2009.