Choral Conducting

This is a video of Tockington Manor Choir (7-13 yrs) singing Gaelic Blessing by John Rutter, arranged and conducted by Emma Wynne-Jones at the Thornbury Eisteddffod 2009. We won the award, ‘Best Choir’ and received a spontaneous masterclass with adjudicator, Robert Latham after the competition.

The first clip is an excerpt from our performance. To see the whole performance and masterclass watch the second clip.

After a year of directing Music at Tockington Manor School Emma produced a CD – A Winter Blessing – of festive songs.

1  Softly  Sue Stevens, sung by Junior Choir  (7 – 10 yrs)


2  Gaelic Blessing John Rutter, arr. Emma Wynne-Jones

3  I Wonder as I Wander Trad. carol, arr. Emma Wynne-Jones

4  Away in a Manger Trad. French carol  – Junior & Senior Choir

5  Cherry Tree Carol Trad. appalachian carol, arr. Emma Wynne-Jones (Junior Choir)

05 Cherry Tree Carol

6  Grace Bobby McFerrin 

7  Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day Trad. carol arr. John Rutter (Junior & Senior Choir)

07 Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day

(Listen from 1.00 to avoid repetition of unison Verse 1)

Following the success of winning ‘Best Choir’ at the Thornbury Eisteddffod, we were invited to perform at a choral event held at the grand Rugby School Chapel, and to participate in day of singing workshops and performances with Peter Hunt and Lin Marsh.