Frank St John  

 Baritone and Conductor                                                          

 

Frank St John is a conductor, singer and teacher based in West London. Frank has a  

Masters in Vocal Performance with Distinction from the London College of Music, where he studied with William Robert Allenby and Simon Wallfisch. 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.

 

Originally a choral singer, Frank has sung with some of the most prestigious groups in the country. These include the Taplow Youth Choir, under Gillian Dibden MBE, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, under Ben Parry and the London Youth Chamber Choir, under Suzi Digby OBE. Frank remains an active choral singer, singing regularly at St Martin-in-the-Fields and other London churches. He is also an active member of the London Chamber Voices, of which he is a founding member.

 

Frank is an accomplished character baritone and has performed solo opera roles that include Doctor Bartolo, The Marriage of Figaro; Don Alfonso, Cosi Fan Tutti; Eisenstein, Die Fledermaus; Aeneas, Dido and Aeneas; Don Alhambra, The Gondoliers; and Lord Mountararat, Iolanthe.

 

 

 

 

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 conducts the Hillingdon Music Hub's Vocation and Junior Choirs, as well as several esteemed school choirs within the borough.  

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 NYCGB UK Tour and his doctoral studies.

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