Greg on NYCGB:

"The joy and brilliance of the way we make music at NYCGB resides in its paradoxes. We encourage individuality whilst aiming for unanimity, we encourage sensitivity whilst seeking assertiveness, and we encourage focussed self-improvement whilst aiming for group empathy.

This is all done with young people who, in many cases, are at a stage where their burgeoning desire to take risks with self-expression goes hand-in-hand with a growing sense of self-awareness. They also have a talent and a willingness to learn, and these traits mix into the most compelling essence from which we can create magic. The kind of magic which can change the lives of performers and listeners.

For a short time each Spring and Summer holiday, NYCGB members can come together and free themselves from the ever-increasing pressure of school and college. It’s a place where they can discover that individual hard work and focus can create good things for other people as well as grades, career choices and employment prospects for themselves, and where they can remind themselves and their audiences of the preciousness of art, music and life."

For NYCGB:

Greg is Principal Conductor of the National Youth Training Choir, for which he also oversees artistic and educational programming, and regularly conducts the National Youth Choir. He also leads NYCGB's working relationships with partners in its Widening Access & Engagement Programme.  

Other activity:

Directorships:

Artistic Director, International Youth Choir Festival 2017; Music Director, Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland; Co-Director, Vox Office.

Conducting highlights:

Peace Proms (Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland) Liverpool Echo Arena, SSE Arena Belfast, RDS Arena Dublin

Education:

Chorus Director, Gabrieli ROAR; Music Director, Irish Youth Choir; Conductor, Royal College of Music Chamber Choir

Other:

Presenter and Host, Choir of the Year competition; Adjudicator, Llangollen International Eisteddfod; Adjudicator and workshop leader, Doha Children's Choir Festival, Qatar.

www.gregbeardsell.com