Neil Ferris Announced As New Chorus Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus
Neil will join the BBC Symphony Chorus in May 2017 and will be responsible for steering the vocal and artistic development of the Chorus as well as leading their strong relationship with BBC Radio 3, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor, Sakari Oramo, as well as the BBC Proms.
Joining Neil as Deputy Chorus Director will be Grace Rossiter. Grace is regarded for her work with the Finchley Children’s Music Group and her recent work with the BBC Symphony Chorus has included preparing them for their performance of Richard Rodney Bennett’s Spells at the BBC SO’s Total Immersion dedicated to the composer in November 2016.
Meanwhile Helen MacLeod joins the BBC in the new position of Choruses Manager of the BBC Symphony Chorus and the BBC Proms Youth Chorus. Helen joins the BBC from the Edinburgh Festival Chorus.