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
National Youth Choirs of Great Britain
Connecting with audiences in a relaxed, vibrant, inclusive concert atmosphere, The Constellation Club brings together the best professional musicians in the UK to present a broad spectrum of the finest works in the vocal and instrumental repertoire, both core and eclectic.
In addition to classical music performances, featured events welcome guest collaborators in the spheres of Folk, Jazz, Electronic and World music genres.
Currently working on the debut recording. Stay tuned!
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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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