We’re just wild about Harry…
We kick off our 2018-2019 year by welcoming our exciting new Music Director, Harry Castle, to the podium!
Harry began his musical life as a chorister at St. Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, where he became a choral scholar and from September 2017 to August 2018 was Acting Director of Music while completing his PGCE. Before taking a place to read Music at Hatfield College, Durham, Harry sang as a countertenor choral scholar at Exeter Cathedral. At Durham, Harry held many conducting posts including Director of Music at Hatfield College, Conductor of Durham University Symphony Orchestra, Musical Director of Durham University Chamber Choir and Durham Opera Ensemble. Alongside conducting, Harry was also a choral scholar at Durham Cathedral under James Lancelot.
Having completed his PGCE, Harry moved to London to take his first teaching post at Holland Park School. He is a founding member and Musical Director of The Sovereign Singers, a London-based chamber choir consisting of Durham University graduates. Harry will start a new teaching role as Assistant Director of Music at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in September 2018.
Harry is very excited about the prospect of working with us (and we with him!) and is looking forward to preparing the choir for the first concert of their 2018/19 season, Lux Aeterna: Songs from Five Nations – Armistice 100th Anniversary, on November 17, 2018. Stay tuned for more information to come!
Fulham Camerata is primarily a non-auditioning amateur chamber choir, inclusive and musically diverse; it is supported by a smaller, auditioning Fulham Camerata Ensemble which is mainly made up of professional and semi-professional singers, allowing the main Camerata to tackle exciting repertoire and maintain high musical standards. Its members span all age groups, various nationalities and are drawn from diverse professional and ethnic backgrounds. The joy of singing is what binds us together.
The amateur choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm at Holy Cross Church, Parsons Green which is on the corner of Ashington Road and Bettridge Road, Fulham SW6 (click on the link for a map). In the spirit of fostering the careers of young professionals, we aim to recruit choral scholars to attend rehearsals and boost our choral lines.