WSCM2020, July 11-18 2020, Auckland New Zealand

Timothy Wayne-Wright

PERFORMING UNCONDUCTED

Country: United Kingdom

Countless numbers of choirs are heavily reliant upon their directors that the audience can be left feeling uninvolved in the performance. This presentation will examine the art of performing without a conductor and the skills required to truly engage with an audience. The session will highlight conductorless techniques such as audibly breathing together, sight lines/peripheral sight lines and standing positions.


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 at Trinity College of Music in London. 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 choral ensembles including Ex Cathedra Consort, London Voices, Polyphony and Stile Antico.

Tim’s freelance work was also coupled with singing services at places of worship such as the Brompton Oratory 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 2008-2018 Tim was a member of The King’s Singers, during which time recognition for the group included a Grammy Award® and an induction into the inaugural Gramophone Hall of Fame. Tim has performed across the world including Australia, New Zealand and South America, at 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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