Musical Director: Elspeth Slorach
Elspeth is a young conductor based in the North West. She graduated from the University of Manchester in 2015 with a First Class degree in Music. In her time at the University, Elspeth was the Musical Director of the University's Chamber Choir, Ad Solem, and Assistant Conductor of the University Chorus and The Cosmo Singers. She was an Orchestral Conductor for the Manchester University Music Society, working with many ensembles including the Symphony Orchestra and as Musical Director for the Opera in 2015. On graduating, Elspeth took up the post as Trainee Vocal Delivery Artist for Opera North Education, assistant conducting the Opera North Children's Chorus and Youth Chorus as well as working in primary schools and with community choirs across the North. Currently she is the Musical Director of Hallam Choral Society and Preston Orpheus Choir, Director of Music at St Peter's Church in Hale, guest conductor for Settle Orchestra and Musical Director of Kantos Chamber Choir. Elspeth is also a conductor for the Hallé's Corporate Choir Scheme and Assistant Director for the Hallé's Youth Choirs. She has recently worked with the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra and has an upcoming engagement with the Bolton Symphony Orchestra. Elspeth began studying for a Master of Performance in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in September 2016 where she is Assistant Conductor for their Chamber Choir and Symphony Chorus.