12th World Symposium on Choral Music

Timothy Wayne-Wright

PERFORMING UNCONDUCTED

Country: United Kingdom

Countless numbers of choirs are heavily reliant upon their conductors, resulting in audiences feeling uninvolved and disconnected from the performance. This presentation will examine the art of performing without a conductor and the skills required to truly engage with your public. The session will highlight conductor-less techniques such as audibly breathing together, sight lines/peripheral sight lines and standing positions, as well as how to truly communicate the singers' greatest gift - the text.


Timothy Wayne-Wright studied music at Goldsmith’s College, University of London in 2001 and received a Vocal Scholarship to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Voice at Trinity College of Music, London, in 2005. During this time, Tim became a Choral Scholar at The Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich, alongside regular work with many of the UK’s finest vocal ensembles including Ex Cathedra Consort, London Voices, Polyphony and Stile Antico. Tim’s extensive freelance work was also coupled with singing services at places of worship such as the Brompton Oratory, Rochester Cathedral and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

In 2006, Wayne-Wright successfully auditioned for the prestigious position of Alto Lay Clerk at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. From 2009-2018 Tim was a member of The King’s Singers, during which time recognition for the group included two Grammy Awards®, a further Grammy nomination, and an induction into the inaugural Gramophone Hall of Fame. Tim has performed across the globe, relishing the opportunity to perform in the some of the world’s most beautiful churches and concert halls - certain highlights include many trips to Australia, Asia, New Zealand and South America, and notable performances in the Royal Albert Hall (London), The Musikverein (Vienna) and the Sydney Opera House. Tim has taught over 500 masterclasses, workshops and summer schools as a member of The King’s Singers, imparting ensemble skills and techniques to choirs all over the world.

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