Frank St John is a conductor, singer and teacher based in West London. Having graduated from Chichester University with a BA (Hons) in English and Creative Writing, Frank went on to study at the London College of Music where he obtained a Masters in Vocal Performance with Distinction in 2016, under the tutelage of William Robert Allenby. Frank was also the recipient of the Sam Mackover Scholarship whilst at LCM, awarded for academic excellence. Frank is currently studying for a Doctorate in Music Performance at the University of West London, supervised by Professor David Osbon and Professor Francis Pott, under the vocal tutelage of Simon Wallfisch.
Alongside his doctoral studies, Frank leads a varied freelance career as a performer, conductor and educator. A regular singer in many London churches, Frank is delighted to have professional associations with St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, St Mary-on-Paddington Green and their partner church St Saviour's, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, St Gabriel's, Pimlico and St James' Church, Piccadilly. Away from the altar Frank is a regular with Opera Holland Park. Having performed as part of their Alice's Adventures in Wonderland production from 2017-18, Frank was thrilled to be a chorus member for Un ballo in maschera last season and looks forward to 2020 when he will be featuring in the choruses of Eugene Onegin, Rigoletto and The Pirates of Penzance.
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From 2018-19, Frank was a recipient of a Young Conducting Scholarship from Sing for Pleasure, one of the country's leading choral conducting training providers. During this time, Frank received tuition from several distinguished practitioners, including Ula Webber, Catherine Beddison, Ruth Evans, Naomi Berry, Sarah Tennant-Flowers, Don Gilthorpe and Sing for Pleasure CEO Manvinder Rattan. Using the skills and techniques Frank gained from SfP, he now works prolifically and is Choral Director for the Hillingdon Music Hub, conducting their Vocation and Junior Choirs, as well as several esteemed school choirs within the borough. In April 2020 Frank will take up the role of Chorus Master at The Beck Theatre in Hayes, London, and looks forward to the exciting opportunities ahead. Frank is a proud 4-time recipient of a scholarship from the Elizabeth Eagle-Bott Memorial Fund and is grateful for their support with the 2013 National Youth Choir of Great Britain UK Tour and his doctoral studies.