James Burton is recognised as one of the country’s leading conductors. He has conducted professional choirs including the Gabrielli Consort, the choir of OAE and the BBC Singers, and he was Choral Director at the Halle for seven seasons.
He is Musical Director of the St. Endellion Easter Festival in Cornwall, and also active in opera. This season sees his ENO debut with Don Giovanni, and his ETO debut with Cosi fan tutte as well as works for the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
James is well known for his enthusiastic and energetic approach to singing workshops. He is passionate about working with young musicians and has directed many of the UK’s leading ensembles.
He founded the Halle Youth Choir and has been Musical Director of Schola Cantorum of Oxford since 2002.
More details at www.swchoral.org.uk