Meet the team
Gregory Batsleer is acknowledged as one of the leading choral conductors of his generation, winning widespread recognition for his creativity and vision. He has been the Chorus Director of Huddersfield Choral Society since 2017, of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus since 2009, and was Chorus Director with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from 2015 - 2021.
In 2021 he was appointed Festival Director for the London Handel Festival, leading its programming and development, and bringing Handel's music to the widest possible audiences. His outstanding work as a choral director was recognised with the 2015 Arts Foundation's first-ever Fellowship in Choral Conducting.
Oskar is a singer, actor-musician and producer based in London. As a performer, he works with many of the UK's leading opera companies, including Scottish Opera, The Grange Festival and Longborough Festival Opera, as well as choirs such as the Philharmonia Chorus, in stage, concert and session work. He specialises in performing contemporary music and has commissioned and premiered several new works.
He is currently Chorus Manager at Wexford Festival Opera, Producer at the London Handel Festival, and Senior Arts and Culture Programmer at Nozstock Festival. He has previously made work for the Waterloo Vaults, Latitude, Wilderness, Holt and Grimeborn festivals.
Electronic Music Collaborator
Nico is a composer, producer and DJ from London. He takes a deep interest in all forms of music, but especially jazz, classical, African and electronic music, holding a BA and MA in the first two respectively from Leeds Conservatoire.
Nico has worked in everything from advertising to contemporary dance, taking in South America, Asia, Europe through touring and research. As well as a variety of studio and live credits - including James Morrison, Seal and Idris Elba - he is producer and musical director of the live African dance music collective, fusing traditional African music with western electronic music. He has twice collaborated with Festival Voices on projects at the London Handel Festival.
Board of Trustees
Amanda Macleod | Jack Halsey | Jack Furness