Christine Gwynn (Conductor)
Christine read music at Southampton University and subsequently studied piano and conducting at the Guildhall with Norman Beedie, laying the foundations for a very varied freelance career involving many facets and styles of music.
Christine has been musical director of Writtle Singers since 1997 and together they have recorded three CDs, broadcast on radio and toured in the UK and abroad. A focus on vocal technique is key to the choir’s work and gives a platform for exploring a rich and diverse array of music.
In addition to an extensive choral repertoire, Christine’s conducting experience embraces orchestral direction and also music theatre, from Dido & Aeneas to West Side Story and contemporary pieces – a wide variety of experience that she brings to bear on her work in the choral field.
Christine is co-founder of Arbutus Music which seeks to encourage and enhance participation in group singing within the community; she also leads workshops for pianists and is conductor of both Valentine Singers and Jericho Ensemble.