Neil Ferris

Neil Ferris is Chorus Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus and Artistic Director of the new professional chamber choir Sonoro and Music Director of Wimbledon Choral Society. In demand as a guest conductor to some of the finest choirs in the UK, he has worked with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, the National Youth Choir of Wales, London Symphony Chorus, the BBC Singers, the Choir of the Age of Enlightenment and The Bach Choir. He has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Orchestra of the Swan, the orchestra of Welsh National Opera and Florilegium. He has prepared choirs for some of the finest conductors in the world including Marin Alsop, Sir Mark Elder, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Sakari Oramo and Sir Simon Rattle.

Formerly Director of Choral Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Neil helped establish the international reputation of the choral conducting course and developed the conservatoire’s choral ensembles. He is recognised as one of the country’s leading teachers of choral conducting and has led masterclasses in the UK, USA, Ireland and Denmark.