Christopher Killerby: Conductor
Christopher Killerby
Christopher started leading and conducting choirs in his early teens as a head-chorister for the renowned Drakensberg Boys' Choir and later at the Highveldt Youth Choir in South Africa. Despite a sojourn as a musical theatre “hoofer” in his twenties, music direction has always played a huge part in his life. In 2006 he started Colliers Wood Chorus – now a 75-strong community choir. In 2010 he ran a staff and patient choir at St George's Hospital for a year and still performs various musical activities at the hospital including bedside music. Christopher has attended many courses on conducting, including two courses from the Association of British Choral Directors and other short courses presented by Peter Fender, Colin Durrant and Tone B Dahl. A strong proponent for making great choral music accessible to all – Christopher has encouraged and coached his community choir to perform Mahler 2 & 3, Carmina Burana and Handel's Messiah.

Christopher runs vocal workshops for theatre companies and choirs, some of these include: BBC Worldwide Staff Choir, Attic Theatre, Avalon Theatre and Shape Arts – sometimes as “one-offs” and at other times over the course of a term. As well as Colliers Wood Chorus, Christopher also directs Springfield Singers, Immediate Voices, River House Singers, Going For A Song and recently Opera Nova and The Games Maker Choir as a guest conductor. Despite a very busy choral schedule Christopher also manages to teach singing privately and sing professionally as a tenor for various opera companies in London.

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