Joanna Tomlinson is the Musical Director of London-based Constanza Chorus and Farnham Youth Choirs and a tutor for the Association of British Choral Directors.

Farnham Youth Choir is an award-winning upper voice choir, which won two gold medals in the 2015 European Choir Games in Magdeburg and has twice won UK Choir of the Year.

Constanza Chorus is an auditioned SATB choir of over 130 singers who have recently performed Brahms Requiem with the London Mozart Players and Mendelssohn Elijah at the Cadogan Hall and sung mass at St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Joanna also directs the Constanza Chamber Choir.

Conducting

In addition to her roles with Constanza Chorus, Farnham Youth Choir and East London Chorus, Joanna is the former Music Director of the Reading University Choirs and has worked as visiting conductor with some of the UK's top choirs including London Symphony Chorus, Joyful Company of Singers, Manchester Chamber Choir, Royal College of Music Chorus, East London Chorus, Excelsis Chamber Choir, The Whitehall Choir, 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 and future workshops include sessions at the ABCD Convention in Winchester, the UK Choir Festival, and London Choral Conducting Masterclasses.

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 well as recent performances of Beethoven Ah! Perfido, Nielson Symphony No.3 and Finzi In Terra Pax.

As a recitalist, favourite repertoire includes Strauss Four Last Songs and songs by Duparc and Brahms. As a choral singer, Joanna works with BBC Singers, Philharmonia Voices, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Gabrieli Consort, Sonoro 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 Polish National Youth Choir. She has recently attended vocal pedagogy courses with Ron Morris, Meribeth Dayme and Jenevora Williams.

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