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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.