Greg Hallam is an esteemed choral director, singer and teacher.
He is proud to have helped set-up the London Youth Choir, directing their boys’ choir and training choir and delivering workshops as part of their ‘Aspire’ scheme.
He is tutor to the postgraduate choral conducting students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, guiding them in the use of gesture and technique alongside how to lead efficient and effective rehearsals.
He works closely with Worcester College, Oxford; delivering regular workshops for the chapel choir, providing vocal tuition to undergraduate students and helping produce their four most recent recordings.
Recently, Greg has been working with Mahogany Opera Group as Music Director for their ‘Snappy Operas’ – teaching and conducting ten newly-commissioned 10-minute operas to children in Cornwall, Durham and Essex.
Greg’s conducting and rehearsing style is drawn from his experiences as a singer. As a baritone, Greg has sung with a number of groups including London Voices, Philharmonia Voices, Voces8 and Dieci Voices.He is often asked to coordinate and sing in small ensembles for various private functions and for special services at the Dutch Church in London.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music, Greg was awarded an ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music) for his significant contribution to the music profession in 2019.
Most recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Greg has been forced to become more creative with his working practices. He has successfully transitioned two of his choirs onto Zoom rehearsals, providing both a musical outlet and a mental health booster for all members of his choirs. These rehearsals have culminated in a number of virtual choir performances.
Greg’s technological prowess has advanced significantly as a result!