Victoria Longdon

Victoria is a London-based conductor and singer. She directs the Lea Singers of Harpenden and the Hanover Choir and is an assistant conductor for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Philharmonia Britannica.

Victoria’s professional choir, the Templar Scholars, have given recitals in venues such as St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin In The Fields and Southwark Cathedral. Their recent recording of Cecilia McDowall’s ‘When Time Is Broke’ was used by the composer to promote the work at the American Choral Director’s Association conference, and they were invited to perform for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and President Xi Jinping during his U.K. state visit in 2015.

Victoria is currently a judge for Songs of Praise’s ‘Young Choir of the Year’ competition and she appeared as a judge on two series’ of the hit UK show ‘The Choir’ with Gareth Malone. She has just finished writing a series of articles on orchestral music and music history for ClassicFM and she is in demand as a workshop leader and adjudicator.

She is currently working with the British Arab Commercial Bank Choir, and is looking forward to performing with them at MIO’s wide variety of events.