Benjamin Clark is a tenor and conductor. He studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire where he was the Leverhulme Arts Scholar and the Linda Pilgrim Charitable Trust Scholar. He previously studied music and German in Durham, Vienna and at King’s College, London. Solo highlights include singing the Evangelist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in King’s Place, Flute in Britten’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and various other opera and oratorio solos.
Benjamin has vast choral experience, both as a conductor and a singer. His knowledge of singing technique enable a compassionate and fresh approach to his choral conducting. He leads choral and singing workshops around the world, recently having lead sessions on singing technique and breathing in YK Pao School, Shanghai.
He directs the singing outreach programme for Westminster Cathedral, and conducts two choral societies, four office choirs and two children’s choirs in South London. He has sung with the Sixteen, Tenebrae and Stile Antico, among others. He has conducted for Music in Offices since 2012, and loves going into offices and learning about each company and how music can have a positive effect on its employees.
What was the first piece you conducted? Haydn Little Organ Mass
What is your favourite piece of music? Schubert’s String Quintet in C
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? Sylvia Rotter, director of Das Wiener Kindertheater in Vienna
Where did you grow up? Brentwood, Essex
What single item could you not live without? Books!