Anthony T. Rose - Chorus Director

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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 Chorus Director to The Ceramic City Choir. Anthony is also Artistic Director of Mirabilé Vocal Ensemble. Mirabilé has an active concert diary and is often invited to perform in prestigious venues around England. Mirabilé has taken part in both national and international festivals. In addition, the ensemble has performed for the Royal Society of St George at the Albert Hall, Nottingham. Mirabilé have toured Italy, performing in the Basilica di San Lorenzo in Lucinain Rome, within the international festivals “Festival Terre di Scansano” in Scansano, “Musica in Aulis” in Bolzano,and “Corti, Chiese e Cortili Festival” in Bologna. Another feature of Mirabilé Vocal Ensemble is the love for new and exciting challenges. In June 2013 Mirabilé performed in Nottingham with the “Zaporozhian Cossacks” dancers, and earlier this year with Blake, during their UK tour “Blake in Harmony”. In 2014, Mirabilé performed concerts in some of the greatest of English cathedrals, including Manchester, Liverpool, Lincoln,Gloucester, and Durham, and, following the great success of previous tours, Mirabilé returned to Italy to participate in the “Morellino Classica 2014”,“Civita Festival” and “Soli Deo Gloria”international festivals. In July 2016 Mirabilé won in the Female Ensemble category at the international Eisteddfod competition in Llangollen. Future engagements with Mirabile include concerts in Southwell Minster, London and a return visit to Llangollen in 2019. Very much in demand as a vocal coach and Choral Conductor, Anthony has conducted Master Classes and Choral workshops in the UK and USA. 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.