East London Chorus

The chorus for East London and Docklands

Music Director – Jessica Norton

Jessica Norton is a freelance choral conductor, vocal coach, teacher and professional soprano. Alongside her work with the East London Chorus she is Musical Director of London Concord Singers and Henley Youth Choirs, and has recently finished working with the London Orpheus Choir. Previously she has also worked with the London Symphony Chorus, Milton Keynes Chorale, the News International Choir and St Michael’s Church, Bray, having previously had repeat invitations to conduct at CBSO and LSO chorus Come and Sing Days. She was also a conductor in David Lang’s UK Premiere of ‘Public Domain’ in the Barbican Centre.

As a vocal coach Jessica leads workshops in schools across Henley, St Mary’s School in Cambridge and Hallfield Primary School in Birmingham. She also runs Come and Sing days and sessions at corporate events. Jessica sings solo soprano for choirs across London and beyond, including the London Symphony Chorus, Ealing Common Choir and Harwich and Dovercourt Choral Society, has sung on ITV’s “The Halcyon” and is the featured soprano at Wanstead’s opera gala “Glamour on the Green”.

Jessica is also a keen composer and her choral pieces have been premiered in such prestigious venues as Guildford Cathedral, the Victoria Rooms in Bristol and Chevy Chase United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. Alongside her compositions Jessica also edits music for singer/songwriter Archie Smith, and has received multiple commissions from Guildhall students in London.

Author: ELC website manager

aka Clare. 2nd alto.

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