East London Chorus

The chorus for East London and Docklands

Music Director – Jessica Norton

Jessica Norton is a Choral Practitioner, Soprano and Teacher based in Central London. Alongside her work with the East London Chorus she is also Musical Director of the London Concord Singers and Henley Youth Choir, having recently finished working with the London Orpheus Choir. She has previously worked with various choirs around the country including Pegasus Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Milton Keynes Chorale, St Michael’s Church in Bray and multiple workplace choirs. She has also had repeat invitations to conduct at the LSO and CBSO Come and Sing Days and was one of the conductors for David Lang’s UK Premiere of “Public Domain” in the Barbican Centre. Jessica will also be conducting a recording of David Solomons’ Canticles for Male Voice Choir.

As a Vocal Coach and Choral Practitioner Jessica has led workshops with schools around Henley-on-Thames and Cambridge, choirs and at corporate events, most recently Haygarth Marketing Agency. She also runs Come and Sing days with the East London Chorus, London Concord Singers and Henley Youth Choir annually.

With a Diploma in Singing Performance from ABRSM, Jessica has sung solo with choirs such as Ealing Common Choir and Harwich and Dovercourt Choral Society and is the featured soprano soloist for Wanstead’s opera gala “Glamour on the Green”. She has also sung in multiple BBC Proms concerts, including in the semi-chorus of Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius” under Sir Simon Rattle, and in ITV’s “The Halcyon”. Next year Jessica will be the soprano soloist for the Harrow Symphony Orchestra’s 80th anniversary concert.

Author: ELC website manager

aka Clare. 2nd alto.

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