Anthony Rose, Chorus Director

Anthony T. Rose

Anthony Rose graduated with a BA (Hons) from Durham University, where he was Organ Scholar at Hatfield College. With the choir of Hatfield College he has directed services in Durham Cathedral, York Minster, Gloucester Cathedral and St Albans. Still as an undergraduate he founded Durham Baroque Ensemble and Players and performed concerts throughout the North East. Specialising in Early Music, Anthony is deeply involved in early music revival and Baroque aesthetics. His performances, whilst at Durham, of Bach’s Motetten and Purcell’s ‘Birthday Odes for Queen Mary’ were received with high acclaim.

Anthony has worked with many orchestras including Manchester Baroque Soloists, Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, The Northern Sinfonia, Kammerphilharmonie and the Brayside Orchestra. Very much in demand as a vocal coach and conductor, Anthony has conducted Master Classes and Choral workshops in the UK and USA.

Anthony was asked to assist Mike Lloyd, Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, during their performances of Mahler Symphony No. 2 at Birmingham Town Hall and Tewkesbury Abbey. He has studied conducting with Peter Stark in London, Christopher Hogwood in Cambridge, voice with Louise Crane at Birmingham Conservatoire and was successfully selected as an active participant in the Admont International Summer Academy Conducting Masterclass in Austria with Achim Holub.

Anthony made his Opera debut conducting Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas with Manchester Baroque Soloists. Anthony has worked with Sandbach Voices in Cheshire for 5 years and Uttoxeter Choral Society for 8 years before taking the position of Conductor and Musical Director to The Ceramic City Choir. He is Organist and Director of Music at St. Bartholomew’s Church in the heart of Penn and regularly travels with this choir throughout the UK and Europe. When his busy conducing schedule will allow him, Anthony is also a member of City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and has toured most of Europe singing with this choir.

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The Ceramic City Choir

Founded in 1942 under the conductorship of Sir Malcolm Sargent, we specialise in performing major choral works with renowned professional orchestras and top vocal soloists.  

Distinguished guest conductors over the last 20 years have included Sir Charles Groves, Sir Edward Heath, Owain Arwel Hughes, Donald Hunt, Richard Hickox, Ian Tracey and Sir David Willcocks.  

The superb Victoria Hall (Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent) is our principal concert venue.

President: Angela Tams

Chairman: Geoff Hall

Chorus Master & Musical Director: Anthony T. Rose