Joanna Tomlinson

Joanna is the Music Director of the Whitehall Choir, Constanza Chorus in London and of internationally renowned Farnham Youth Choir. She is Associate Director of East London Chorus and is on the tutor panel for the Association of British Choral Directors.

With Constanza Chorus she has recently conducted Mozart Requiem with the London Mozart Players at Cadogan Hall and mass at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Farnham Youth Choir is an award-winning upper voice choir, who won two gold medals in the 2015 European Choir Games in Magdeburg and has recently performed at Notre Dame, Paris.

Joanna has been Director of the Choirs at Reading University and she has also worked with BBC Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, National Youth Choir of Wales, Joyful Company of Singers, Royal College of Music Chorus, Manchester Chamber Choir, Trinity Laban Junior College Choirs, and Wimbledon Choral Society.

In demand as a workshop leader, recent workshops include sessions for UK Choir Festival, ABCD, London Choral Conducting Masterclasses, and the Gabrieli Consort “Roar” and Philharmonia Orchestra education schemes.

Joanna has studied conducting with Neil Ferris and Peter Hanke, and at the Sherborne Summer School under George Hurst. She studied singing at the Royal College of Music, where she gained the post-graduate diploma in singing with Distinction. She has appeared as soprano soloist in much of the core oratorio repertoire. As a choral singer, Joanna works with BBC Singers, Philharmonia Voices, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Gabrieli Consort and Sonoro at venues including Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican and the Sage, Gateshead.

Joanna teaches singing and conducting. 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.