Conductors

Sam Laughton

Sam Laughton

A former organ scholar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he read music, Sam Laughton now juggles dual careers as a barrister and musician. He is Musical Director of The Elysian Singers, with whom he has made frequent appearances on BBC radio and television, and made a number of acclaimed commercial recordings. He is also the Director of the Craswall Players, the Chiltern Camerata, and the Speen Festival. Read more >>

Martin Quinn

Martin Quinn

Martin studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Roden. He combines a busy teaching, conducting and performing career. After ten years as vocal tutor at Sibford School, and more than 20 years as a professional singer, Martin now focusses on his Musical Director responsibilities, as well as teaching privately from home. Read more >>

Justin Lavender

Justin Lavender

Justin Lavender has sung leading tenor roles at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, and the State Operas of Vienna and Berlin, as well as most of the world’s other major opera houses. He has a parallel concert career and many commercial recordings to his credit, including the highly praised Dream of Gerontius with the CBSO. He teaches singing at the Royal College of Music and is vocal consultant to the choir of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. A student of Mandarin, he is one of very few western singers able to sing in Chinese, and has been made an honorary professor of the Confucius Institute. Read more >>