Hallé Youth Choir and Youth Training Choir Director
A choral director and vocal leader, Stuart Overington is known for his energetic and engaging approach to training young voices. He took up the role of Hallé Youth Choir Director in September 2016, a post he holds alongside directing the Hallé Youth Training Choir and Ancoats Community Choir. Stuart is also Director of the Chetham’s School of Music Chamber Choir and the Royal Northern College of Music’s Symphony Chorus and Chamber Choir.
Stuart studied at the Royal Northern College of Music as both a singer and conductor. Whilst there, he performed in a number of operas and concerts including roles in their production of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse and as the lead character ‘Bobby’ in Sondheim’s Company. He has performed as soloist with the RNCM Big Band and Symphony Orchestra and appeared at a number of festivals including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and London Jazz Festival. As a freelance artist, he has worked for numerous creative organisations including the BBC, Manchester International Festival, Royal Exchange Theatre, Opera North and The Royal Opera House.
Stuart has also had a number of songs commissioned for school singing with many being published in the Boosey & Hawkes bestselling series Singing Sherlock.
Hallé Youth Training Choir
The Hallé Youth Training Choir, established in 2011, offers promising young singers aged 12-15 (academic years 8-11) a chance to develop their musicianship in a non-pressured training environment, allowing time...
Hallé Youth Choir
Established in 2003, the Hallé Youth Choir is recognised as one of the country’s leading mixed-voice youth choirs. Rehearsing on Sunday afternoons during term-time, membership is for talented young singers,...
Ancoats Community Choir
The Hallé runs a Community Choir here in the heart of Ancoats. We want you to be part of it! If you've ever wanted to sing in a choir, this...