Conductor - Animateur - Composer
A bit about Stuart
Stuart Overington is an accomplished conductor, vocal animator and composer working between Manchester and London, UK. Having trained as a singer and conductor at the Royal Northern College of Music he is known for his engaging, informative and inclusive style and works with a wide and diverse range of ensembles.
Stuart has established and directed a number of junior, youth and community choirs across the country. He is currently the director of choirs at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Hallé Orchestra’s Youth Choirs director and Chethams School of Music Chamber choir as well as regularly running community choir workshops and events across the country.
In 2019 he also began working with the National Children’s Choir, leading their Green choir.
Stuarts diversity as a conductor is shown in his output previous projects have included concerts with John Rutter, Stephen Bell, Sir Mark Elder, David Hill and Andrew Greenwood as well many performances for TV and Radio with bands such as Snow Patrol, C Duncan & Elbow. Forthcoming project include St Matthew Passion with Jonathan Peter Kenny & English Touring Opera, a number of concerts with RNCM Chamber choir and Edvard Grieg Kor across UK and Norway and numerous concerts with the Hallé Orchestra including Debussy’s Nocturnes with Sir Mark Elder.
Alongside his choral work, Stuart regularly works on music education projects for various companies including Royal Opera House, Opera North and the Voices Foundation. He is increasingly being recognised as a leader in the field of singing with children and young people.
Stuart is also an experienced composer and arranger writing pieces for junior and youth choirs. In 2015 the Hallé Orchestra and Children’s Choir premiered one of his works at the Bridgewater Hall and is regularly commissioned to write music for children and young people. He has also has a number of pieces published both for schools and community choirs.