Greg Hallam was educated at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and, in July 2010, graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London having studied Choral Conducting with Patrick Russill and Paul Brough.
He was awarded a MA and LRAM, both with distinction.
Greg gained his bachelor degree from the Royal College of Music where he studied voice with Ashley Stafford.
He is Musical Director of the National Youth Boys’ Choir of Great Britain and coaches the Ulster Youth Training Choir, Northern Ireland in addition to running residential courses for adult choirs and consort groups.
Currently, Greg balances a freelance career conducting, singing and teaching singing at Wellington College and Christchurch Cathedral School, Oxford (where he teaches the Worcester choristers).
2008 saw the re-establishment of the ‘Penkhull Festival of Music and Art’ in
Staffordshire headed by Greg in his position as Artistic Director.
The Festival, now in its sixth year, has enjoyed performances by artists such as the Swingle Singers, Voces8, Little Baroque Company, Rhodes Piano Trio and Gwilym Simcock.
Greg has had the pleasure of performing with Philharmonia Voices, under Richard Hickox and Esa-Pekka Salonen, London Voices, Voces Cantabiles and the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Choir on their tours to a monastery in Neresheim, Germany. Recent solo experience include the bass solos in Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Monteverdi’s Christmas Vespers and the baritone solos in Vaughan-Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Howells’ A Spotless Rose.
Photographer: Mark Whitehouse / Royal Academy of Music