Joanna Tomlinson is the Music Director of Constanza Chorus, Whitehall Choir and Farnham Youth Choir, a tutor for the Association of British Choral Directors and Associate Director East London Chorus.

Farnham Youth Choir is a multi-award-winning upper voice choir, which won two gold medals in the 2015 European Choir Games in Magdeburg.

Constanza Chorus is an auditioned SATB choir of over 130 singers who have recently performed both Brahms and Mozart Requiem with the London Mozart Players at the Cadogan Hall and sung mass at St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Whitehall Choir perform regularly at venues including St John's Smith Square and St James' Picadilly.

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Conducting

Joanna has worked as visiting conductor for some of the UK's top choirs including London Symphony Chorus, Joyful Company of Singers, Royal College of Music Chorus, BBC Symphony Chorus, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Trinity Laban Junior College Choirs, and Wimbledon Choral Society.

She is a tutor for the Association of British Choral Directors, and teaches conducting privately. Joanna is increasingly in demand as a workshop leader, and recent workshops include sessions for the Association of British Choral Directors, the UK Choir Festival, London Choral Conducting Masterclasses and Gabrieli Consort 'Roar' and Philharmonia Orchestra Education Schemes. She has studied conducting with Neil Ferris and Peter Hanke, and at the Sherborne Summer School under George Hurst. She has participated in masterclasses with Paul Brough, Patrick Russill, Peter Broadbent and Michael Reif.

Singing

Joanna studied singing at the Royal College of Music, where she gained the post-graduate diploma in singing with Distinction. Joanna has appeared as the soprano soloist in core repertoire including Bach Christmas Oratorio, Mozart Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Haydn Creation and Handel Messiah.

As a choral singer, Joanna works with BBC Singers, London Voices, Philharmonia Voices, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Gabrieli Consort and Le Concert D'Astree. Joanna has taught singing for over ten years and has also worked as a choral vocal coach.

She has taught at Bedales School, Trinity Laban Junior Department and Royal College of Music Junior Department and worked as vocal coach to the National Youth Choir of Wales, the Polish National Youth Choir, and Helicion Arts Summer Singing Courses. She has participated in the London Masterclasses under Sergei Leifierkus and Nelly Miricioiu and pedagogy courses with Ron Morris, Meribeth Dayme and and Jenevora Williams, with whom she continues to study.

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