Our big news is that we have appointed a new conductor!
Sarah Latto is a conductor, accompanist and arranger based in London and the South West. She read music at Cambridge University, where she held a choral scholarship with Sidney Sussex College, and completed a BA Hons between 2007 and 2010. She studied conducting with Stephen Layton, and performed in masterclasses with Stephen Cleobury, Andrew Nethsingha and Timothy Brown.
After graduating, Sarah continued her conducting studies in Brighton, where she worked closely with Brighton Early Music Festival as a vocal coach and director. In 2014, Sarah was awarded the Association of British Choral Directors bursary scheme for young conductors, and through the scheme worked with the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, a 150- strong chorus. Sarah currently works as a musical director and vocal coach with the arts department at Brunel University, and directs Tapestry, a sixteen voice ensemble based in Berkshire exploring 19th and 20th century repertoire for women’s voices.
Sarah was appointed as the Conducting Scholar with Genesis Sixteen from 2015-16, a young artists scheme run by The Sixteen designed to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers. She received mentoring and tuition from Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan during the year long scheme. Sarah is delighted to have been appointed Musical Director with Paragon Singers, and is looking forward to working with the choir from January 2017.