In 2014 GCU received 22 applications for the post of trainee conductor. In June 2014 four of them auditioned with the choir after which William Cole was appointed to the post.
The Trainee Conductor Role.
The role was designed as a two season Apprenticeship starting in September 2014. Will Cole shadowed the Music Director Brian Wright and received tuition from him of approximately 30 lessons per season before GCU’s Wednesday evening rehearsals at Baden Powell House in South Kensington. Each week Will conducted part of a full rehearsal as a supervised session. He made his debut with GCU conducting the Mozart Litany on 26th March 2015 at the Cadogan Hall.
Both Brian Wright and CGU thoroughly enjoyed Will’s two years with the choir and we were sorry to say good bye to him in September 2016. We have no immediate plans to take on another trainee conductor but we will definitely consider it again at some stage in the not too distant future.