“Stephen Gregson obviously enjoyed a rapport both with the
choir and the music that enabled him to conduct most unobtrusively” Concert report
"A fantastic day. Stephen was inspiring. Lovely range of pieces - with varying levels of challenge" Singing Day participant
Stephen studied conducting with Dr. Jack Stamp at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Since graduating Master of Arts in 2000 he has worked mainly in the UK in the field of choral conducting. He directed a local choral society in Broadstone (Dorset), until his recent move to Twickenham, presenting regular concerts of the standard sacred and, to a lesser extent, secular repertoire, and gaining a reputation locally for imaginative programming. He has also undertaken choral direction for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (USA), directed the Milton Abbey Festival, and staged performances for South Wesex Opera, in addition to working with the Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus. In 2014 he was appointed Musical Director of the chamber choir, Cantanti Camerati, based in Richmond, South West London.
Stephen is a choral conducting tutor for the national choral organisation Sing for Pleasure. He has tutored at a variety of levels from foundation to advanced for SFP.
Works directed by Stephen include:
Ceremony of Carols
|Dvorak||Mass in D|
|Elgar||Serenade for Strings|
|Puccini||Messa di Gloria|
|Schubert||Mass in B flat|
The Lark Ascending
Five Mystical Songs
Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Fantasia for soprano saxophone, horns and strings