Saturday June 20th 2020 from 9.30 until 10.30 a.m. EYM will be running a
Conducting Workshop for beginners, led by Colin Touchin.
This will take place at St. Thomas of Aquin's High School &
is open to anybody from P5 and above, including parents, siblings &
friends, who would like to explore the basics of conducting an orchestra
in a friendly and positive way. There
will be a charge of £10 to attend this event, or £15 for those
applying after June 13th.
Anybody who is interested in attending should contact Jean
experience as a conductor covers choirs and orchestras at school,
university, amateur and professional levels. For fourteen years he
was Director of Music at the
, where he inspired and conducted the 250-strong Chorus and the
international award-winning Chamber Choir. His current conducting
commitments include being Chief Guest Conductor of the Lufthansa
Orchestra & Choir in Frankfurt, founding Musical Director of the
Spires Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in
and Musical Director of Grace Notes Ladies Choir in
& the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir.
He presents a
weekly classical music programme on
radio, leads workshops in performance, conducting and composition &
is active as a Festival adjudicator. His association with EYM goes
back to 2004, since when he has led a variety of workshops and short
courses and conducted at EYM's 10th birthday concert in 2008 as well as
its 21st birthday concert in 2019. Since 2009 he has conducted an
annual Massed Orchestra session,
open to EYM children and also their parents and siblings.