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Christopher Barr - Conductor and Producer

News Archive

September 2014 - Strathaven Choral Society, was recipient of the Making Music "Adopt a composer" award. The choir will work with Mark Carroll to produce a new work which will be premiered in June 2015 for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.


July 2014 - Christopher was chorus master for UNESCO City of Music Nicola Benedetti Secret Flashmob project. A video of this project can be found here


July 2014 - Christopher will be leading a Come and Try Family Session for the BigBigSing as part of Culture 2014.


February 2014 - Christopher was asked to deliver a two day choral singing masterclass for the annual Glasgow Spring Sing course produced by Paul Keohone and Wilma MacDougall.


September 2013 - Christopher conducted the world premiere of "Flodden 1513" by Ken Johnston with the Stirling City Schools Choirs and the NYCoS Stirling Area Choir. Christopher in partnership with Cappella Nova and Stirling Council Primary Music Specialists produced this event to aid the development of singing within the primary school sector.


August 2013 - Christopher wil lead the first amaSing Festival Come Sing choir at the amaSing festival.


April 2013 - Christopher will be acting as chorus master for the Strathaven Choral Society concert which takes place on Saturday 15th June as part of the West End Festival. The chorus will be joined by the Glasgow Symphony Orchestra under the Direction of Tommy Fowler.


March 2013 - Christopher will be leading a community 'Come and Sing' workshop with Strathpeffer's new 'amaSing festival'.


January 2013 - Christopher has been asked to step in at the last minute to be the Musical Director of East Kilbride Gilbert and Sullivan Society's performance of 'Patience' in March 2013.


October 2012 - Christopher will be the off Stage Chorus conductor for Scottish Opera's performance of The 'Elephant Angel' in Eastwood Park Theatre


August 2012 - Creative Scotland have just recently released "Keep Her Lit" which Christopher features in as a conductor. To view it click this link Keep Her Lit


August 2012 - Christopher has just been announced as the Musical Director of the Bridge of Weir Choral Society for their 2012/13 season


March 2012 - Christopher will be conducting the Mass Choirs for South Lanarkshire Council during the Olympic Torch Relay in Rutherglen on Friday 8th June


February 2012 - Christopher has just received the National Youth Choir of Scotland Student Conductor Bursary.


February 2012 - Christopher will be a judge for the Vocal and Choral class of the Paisley Rotary Club Quest4Talent event.


August 2011 - Christopher has recently taken over the East Renfrewshire Council Intermediate Youth Choir and will be leading them in many concerts throughout the year


May 2011 - Christopher is heading to Aberdeen on Saturday 28th May to conduct the Aberdeen premiere of Bob Chilcott Requiem sung by Strathaven Choral Society and soloists from the University of Aberdeen.


May 2011 - Christopher wll be conducting the chorus of Holst Planets suite with the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra in Grayfriers Kirk, Edinburgh on Saturday 21st May.


November 2010 - Christopher participated in ABCD conducting master class with the BBC Singers and Paul Brough as part of the ABCD Conducting Apprenticeship Scheme.

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