Christopher Barr (BMus.Ed Hons) graduated from the University of
Aberdeen studying voice with Gillian Jack in 2010. He is currently a member of
The National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS), NYCoS Chamber Choir and the
Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Christopher is currently a Scottish Opera
Ambassador and currently works with their marketing and education
departments on a voluntary basis.
Christopher has always had a strong passion for conducting. Among many
other awards, in 2008 and 2009 he gained a place at the RNCM conductor
training weekend where he worked with the RNCM orchestra under the
guidance of Mark Heron, Russell Cowieson and Tim Reynish.
In August 2010 Christopher received the 2010/11 Association of British Choral
Directors apprenticeship which enabled him to study under Alan Tavener and
Gerard Doherty with the University of Strathclyde Chamber Choir, Chorus and
Symphony Orchestra. As part of the apprenticeship Christopher was invited to
be a participant in a BBC Singers conducting master class in November 2010. In
2012 Christopher received the National Youth Choir of Scotland Student
Conductor Bursary which allowed him to become the assistant conductor of the
National Boys Choir of Scotland working under the guidance of Christopher
During 2007 Christopher successfully founded the 16 voice “Legato Voices
Choir” and co-founded the Aberdeen Student Sinfonia. Christopher was
appointed the Musical Director of the RGU Singers in 2009 and he is currently
the Musical Director of Strathaven Choral Society, East Renfrewshire
Intermediate Youth Choir, South Lanarkshire Cultural Olympiad Choir.
Christopher has received choral conducting master classes from Christopher
Bell, Alan Tavener, Derek Clark, Stephen Layton, Paul Brough, Mike Brewer
and Ralph Alwood.