Jeremy Haneman

Jeremy Haneman is a conductor and musical director who specialises in choral and operatic repertoire. He is the Co-Director of Together Productions, a company that produces ground-breaking work using music and the arts to inspire social change. Jeremy was one of two British conductors invited to present their work at the World Symposium of Choral Music in 2020.

From 2011 – 2020 he was the inaugural Community Chorus Director for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden where his work included being Artistic Director and Conductor for the acclaimed 150 voice Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus. The Chorus has now become the Thames Opera Company where Jeremy is the Artistic Director. Jeremy has regularly worked with distinguished soloists from the ROH as well as members of the Chorus, Orchestra and the Jette Parker Young Artists. He is involved in both the performance and commissioning of new music from composers and librettists such as Morgan Hayes, John Barber, Hazel Gould, Mike Roberts, Sarah Grange and Alexander Campkin. He has conducted joint concerts with the Chorus of the Royal Opera House.  

Jeremy is the co-founder and conductor of the 75 voice Mixed Up Chorus, an inter-faith choir in London who has performed for the Deputy Prime Minister and the Lord Chancellor and was featured on Songs of Praise on BBC 1 and several times on BBC Radio 3. 

Jeremy is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and he did the inaugural Master of Music in choral conducting at the University of Cambridge where he studied with Stephen Layton and Stephen Cleobury. Since 2012 he has been a Practitioner Council member of the Association of British Choral Directors for whom he has led many workshops and lectures and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

Peter Broadbent

Peter Broadbent is one of Britain’s leading choral conductors, known for his consistent commitment to contemporary music. In 1988, he formed the Joyful Company of Singers, which rapidly established itself as one of Europe’s leading chamber choirs, winning an impressive list of National and International Competitions. Performances in the UK have included most of the major music festivals, including several “Proms” appearances, and they have given concerts throughout Europe and the USA. The JCS repertoire includes over 30 first performances, including works by major composers from the UK as well as composers from France, Hungary, Russia and Finland. The JCS discography extends to over 25 CDs, and recording continues to be an important part of its activity.

In the UK he has conducted the London Mozart Players, the English Chamber Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Southern Sinfonia and the BBC Singers, broadcasting frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. He works as a guest conductor throughout Europe, giving masterclasses and adjudicating at international competitions. He was the first Director of Training for abcd, having helped to instigate and design the curriculum for its conducting courses, and received the Chair’s Award for his contribution to choral life in 2017. He was awarded the “Pro Cultura Hungarica” Medal by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Hungary, and more recently the Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit for promoting and strengthening British-Hungarian cultural relations.

Jo McNally

Jo is a music educator from the USA who has made her home in the UK. She has had a varied career as a teacher, animateur, singer, clinician, and conductor. Jo has helped abcd to develop and deliver their conducting courses since their inception. She has worked on special projects for the Education departments of ENO/Bayliss, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and the BBC Singers and has taught The Art of Choral Direction for the Sherborne Summer Music school.She is a sought after clinician and adjudicator not just in the British Isles but also internationally. Jo has presented for AMIS (Association for Music in International Schools), ISME, TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) and the Maryborough and Melbourne Music Conferences in Australia. Her published works include Young Voiceworks (Oxford University Press) and Junior Choral Club (Music Sales).