Sintra International Singing &
Choral Conducting Course


CURRICULUM VITAE - GHISLAINE MORGAN

Ghislaine Morgan is in much demand internationally as a workshop leader/choral coach, and singing teacher. She initially read music at Oxford University before studying music education at London University and then majoring in singing at the Royal College of Music. She now trains choirs and individual singers mainly in Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. She is the founder/director of the Sintra International Singing and Choral Conducting Course, and the director of the Casole International Renaissance Polyphony School.

As a soprano, for 20 years she performed throughout Europe, India, Japan and the USA with the top UK vocal ensembles, such as The Monteverdi Choir, The Tallis Scholars, The Sixteen, the King's Consort, The Richard Hickox Singers and with opera choruses including The Aix-en-Provence Festival Opera, The Bath Festival Opera and Opera de Lyon. She appeared as soloist on recordings for the Arte Nova, Decca, EMI, Gimell, Naxos, Richmond and Regent labels and was a member of the choir of St. Bride's Church, Fleet Street.

Solo engagements included a tour of South Africa singing Mahler's Das Knaben Wunderhorn; recording the title role of Handel's Deborah for German radio; concerts for the Mathieson Music School Calcutta International Festival, the Tel Aviv Festival for Vocal music, and the Sligo Festival of Baroque Music; and collaborations with Ballet du Nord. Sung repertoire embraced Monteverdi's Vespers to Finzi's Dies Natalis, Mozart's Mass in C Minor to Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne.

Educational work now being her focus she has a passion for encouraging others to be expressive with confidence, and a desire to demystify vocal technique. Her teaching career has been varied - from training trebles for the national opera houses, to boys on an Indian Mission station. She presently works with choral scholars at Cambridge University, has private teaching practices in London and Amsterdam, and gives performance classes at Morley College.

Ghislaine has directed workshops in Britain, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. She is the choral coach of Il Convitto Armonico and Studium Canticum, and is on the faculty of the Corso Internazionale Corale di Rimini, the Lacock Singing Courses, the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and Platinum Choral Workshops.