Mrs Louise Ellinson BA (Hons), PGCE

Choral Director Music


    Personal Statement

    Louise is a conductor, singer and violinist, with over twenty years’ performance experience as a soloist and choral singer. Her initial conducting experience came from her decade as a teacher in secondary and primary schools, and she then went on to study with Manvinder Rattan and a number of other distinguished tutors on the Sing For Pleasure Conductor Training Programme. After leaving teaching to pursue a full-time career in conducting, she is currently continuing her work with young people on a voluntary basis by leading Kódaly-based singing with primary school pupils aged 5-7.

    She is fast developing an excellent reputation for her conducting, and currently directs four choirs: alongside the Staff and Chamber Choirs at the University, Louise is part of the Halle's Workplace Choir conducting team, and is Musical Director of the Weaver Valley WI Group Choir, an 80-strong ladies’ choir. As a soloist Louise regularly sings for choral societies and orchestras and in recitals across the North West, at venues including Liverpool’s beautiful St George’s Hall.

    Louise retains a keen interest in music education and the role of singing in schools and communities, and the associated areas of vocal pedagogy and musicianship.