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Alasdair Jamieson - Musical Director

Alasdair Jamieson was born in Edinburgh in 1956. Having graduated from St. Andrews University he trained as a teacher at Cambridge. His first post was as Director of Music at Cheltenham College Junior School. Whilst in that town he organised the film programme for the Cheltenham Festival of Music. Other teaching posts followed in Gloucester, at Birmingham University, in Abingdon, at Bootham School in York, and at Skipton and Pocklington. A spell of research work in the 1980s into the music of the contemporary Italian composer Goffredo Petrassi led to him sitting as an adjudicator for the Choral Composition prize in Arezzo. He has recently returned to academia, and last year completed a doctoral thesis on the music of Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn (1868 1916) based at Durham University. He is a Lay Clerk at Ripon Cathedral and also sings in a vocal quintet Amici. In York he directed the Micklegate Singers for four years and has been Musical Director of York Opera since 1996, conducting, amongst others, The Moon, Peter Grimes, Turandot, Don Carlos, Carmen, The Gondoliers and Eugene Onégin. Alasdair also conducts the York Symphony Orchestra and the St. Paulinus Singers.






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