Caitlin Downie / Conductor
Caitlin Downie has sung internationally with Opera a la Carte and the Chelsea Opera Group.
She has performed with Giffords Circus – creating the role of Dame Winniefred Letch. She has worked with brands such as Ted Baker as well as the Sugar Plum Fairy Foundation and performed sell out shows at The Elderflower Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe.
Caitlin has premiered the role of Joan Clarke in a musical about Alan Turing called Guilty of Love, as well as performing on the cabaret stage at London Pride.
She has also been fortunate enough to work with Sink the Pink on their recent Christmas show and perform at Wicksteed Park as part of their Christmas Entertainment.
Caitlin is the voice behind the popular Sopranotron app. The app reached the top 5 in the UK and the top 10 in the US.
What was the first piece you conducted?
Christmas Carol ’12 Days of Christmas’ with new words related to Borough Market, performed by Borough Market Choir at sold out Shakespeare’s Globe, with an audience of 1100 spontaneously joining in. Such overwhelming experience.
What is your favourite piece of music?
Non-Choral: Brian Eno – An ending (Ascent)
Choral: The Lamb – John Tavener
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
Stephen Berg, American horn player and choral conductor. He inspired me, moved me, mentored me and pushed me into studying music. Thanks to him I truly learned to love choral music.
Where did you grow up?
South of Spain and central Germany. Going back and forth;
back and forth. As a child it all felt very normal to me, now I know that the culture clash coudn’t be any bigger.
What single item could you not live without?