KATIE THOMAS studied Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Noted as a leading choral music specialist in the UK, she is in demand as a conductor, workshop leader and guest-conductor, both of core repertoire and newly commissioned works.
Katie is consultant to the BBC Symphony Chorus, Royal College of Music and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. She is an adjudicator of choral festivals worldwide for INTERKULTUR and technique tutor for the Association of British Choral Directors.
Her freelance portfolio ranges from conducting JS Bach St John Passion to collaborating with Dee Palmer (formerly of Jethro Tull) to conduct her new work, Nuremberg Cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra.
As a professional singer, Katie performed internationally with The Monteverdi Choir (also as rehearsal assistant to Sir John Eliot Gardiner), Polyphony, the Academy of Ancient Music and Tenebrae at venues ranging from Wigmore Hall London to the Vienna Musikverein and Carnegie Hall, New York.
She is Artistic Director and Conductor of The Constellation Club, her own professional orchestra & choir.
Assistant Chorus Master, Sir Andrew Davies,
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Barbican 2016
Sell-out performance, The Constellation Club
Brighton Early Music Festival 2016
Classical Transmission Concert Series
999 – Three masterpieces for nine solo instruments
Hába Fantazy (UK premiere)
The Constellation Club
Conductor – Katie Thomas
Colourful, edgy and flamboyant, this folk-inspired chamber music (rarely heard in live performance) is here for one night only! Catch these superb pieces in a short concert played by The Constellation Club’s stellar international musicians.
Antenna Studios, Haynes Lane, Crystal Palace, London SE19 3AN
Nearest train: Gipsy Hill
CLASSICAL TRANSMISSION @ ANTENNA STUDIOS
A new concert series at Antenna Studios in Crystal Palace. Classical Transmission offers short concerts of 45-50 minutes (often, but not exclusively, classical) to South East London. Great music. World-class musicians. Friendly atmosphere.
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Even well into the 21st century, the evolution of the conductor profile has a long way to go to realise parity for female musicians on the conducting podium.
Katie Thomas launched her own professional orchestra and choir, The Constellation Club, as a platform to explore creative programming ideas and to craft first-class performance events that appeal to seasoned concert-goers and new listeners alike.
If you would like to support her by backing future projects for The Constellation Club, consider making a sponsorship contribution towards the practicalities of bringing an artistic vision to the stage.
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