LAUREL AND GARETH MALONE
Laurel led the vocal warm-up for Gareth's initiative to keep the nation singing, the Great British Home Chorus.
It was great fun to work with Gareth again, and broadcast live from her sister's shed!
VIRTUAL CHOIR VIDEO
During isolation Laurel kept the London Humanist Choir connected by creating a virtual video of them singing a Maori song, Pokarekare Ana. It was a big hit here and in New Zealand, and has over 30,000 views in its first week on Youtube!
LAUREL CONDUCTS AT THE BBC PROMS
September 9th 2019
Laurel made her Proms conducting debut in Prom 66 with Victoria Park Singers, in John Luther Adams’, In the Name of the Earth at the Royal Albert Hall. She conducted one of the eight choirs in the European premiere of the piece, alongside Simon Halsey and London Symphony Chorus.
GARETH MALONE'S VOICES
Laurel and Gareth Malone's Voices sang on BBC One's A Christmas Story broadcast the weekend before Christmas, singing O Holy Night together with Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir
CHORAL CONSULTING FOR BBC
Laurel coached actress Saskia Reeves for a BBC One Drama, Roadkill, where the character conducts Handel's Messiah. Laurel spend all day on set with Saskia and "Hastings Civic Choir" making sure the performance was as authentic as possible. The drama starring Hugh Laurie airs in Spring 2020.
LAUREL LEADING WORKSHOPS IN FRANCE FOR VOCES8 FOUNDATION
Laurel will be visiting France with Festival de Vezere to prepare 450 children for a massed choir performance in May with Paul Smith and Voces8. As she used to live in Paris as a child Laurel is looking forward to brushing up her French!
LAUREL CONDUCTS ANNUAL LONDON HUMANIST CHOIR SHOW
July 4th 2020
Laurel will conduct the 7th annual choir performance "One Life", celebrating secular song and comedy at Conway Hall