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Ros Savournin

Since studying at Balliol College, Oxford, Trinity College of Music and London's Institute of Education, Rosamond has enjoyed a varied career as a musical director, repetiteur and music teacher.

Having worked extensively as a music teacher and advisor, with experience spanning community music projects, primary and secondary schools and local authority provision, Ros currently works in two north London primary schools as well as freelancing as a workshop leader and trainer.  She enjoys this variety, working with all ages and musical styles, and a wide selection of instruments from the piano (her first love) to, most recently, the ukulele (much enjoyed by the newly formed staff ukulele band at one of her schools).

She has been musical director for numerous musicals, working with schools, youth theatre groups and amateur companies in North London and Hertfordshire.  For 2 years running she has been musical director for the festival youth production at the Buxton International Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Festival.

Choral conducting has always been her speciality, and Ros has worked extensively with youth and adult choirs in various situations.  For Camden Music, she conducts a wide variety of repertoire with Camden Youth Choirs and at regular concerts can be seen conducting her own arrangements with massed adult and youth choirs of over 100 voices.  Under her leadership, the Camden Young Singers have twice reached the national selection stage of Choir of the Year.  She is also musical director for the Barnet One Voice Choir, a fast growing project formed in September 2010 by Barnet Music Service.  She particularly enjoys writing choral arrangements to suit the voices that she is working with, and has arranged a wide variety of repertoire for different situations, from the tiniest theatre, to the Royal Albert Hall (where the 2000-strong massed choirs and orchestras of the London Borough of Camden have performed her arrangements several times over the last decade).

She is very excited about the possibilities offered by Bella Cora's musicianship, vocal blend and enthusiasm, already the inspiration for some new arrangements – watch this space!