The Artistic Team

Gregory Batsleer
Artist Director, Choir in Residence

Gregory’s current posts include Artistic Director of the National Portrait Gallery Choir in Residence programme, Chorus Director with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus Director with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Gregory frequently works with international conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Robin Ticciati, Emmanuel Krivine, Sir Roger Norrington, Philippe Herreweghe and Richard Egarr. Previous posts include Director of Choirs at Manchester University, Director of the Hallé Youth Choir and Assistant Conductor with the Amadeus Orchestra.

As a guest conductor Gregory’s recent and forthcoming work includes performances with the Rodolfus Choir, Hallé Orchestra, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, RCM Parry Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, Ensemble Serse and appearances at the Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms.

Outside the classical world, Gregory is Artistic Director of live music promoters Pencil Presents which will be launching a new set of music events across the UK in late 2016. He has worked as musical consultant on various plays and was recently nominated for an ‘Off West End’ award. He has also collaborated with leading artists including Damon Albarn, Elbow, Clean Bandit and the band James. Gregory studied and held scholarships at Princeton University and the Royal College of Music, and continues to study conducting with Neil Ferris. He was recently awarded the first ever Arts Foundation Fellowship in Choral Conducting.

Gregory Batsleer Artist Director, Choir in Residence


The Portrait Choir Members

Soprano
Laurel Neighbour
Roseanna Skikun
Christine Buras

Alto
Sarah Maxted
Alex Rogers

Tenor
Richard Robbins
Daniel Thompson
William Glenddining

Bass
Oskar McCarthy
David Young
David Maguire

Choir in Residence Administrator
Lucy Cronin