Emily Dickens

An internationally established soprano and choir director, Emily Dickens read music at Trinity College, Cambridge where she was a choral scholar, before joining the critically acclaimed British vocal ensemble VOCES8 as their soprano for 8 years.
Formerly the Choral Conducting Fellow at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Emily is currently Creative Director and Chorus Director of Gabrieli Roar, Associate Choral Director at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, a regular director of the London Symphony Orchestra Choirs, and a Chorus Master for London Voices with whom she has conducted for film and video game. She was twice Chorus Master for the innovative collaboration between Holland Baroque and the London Community Gospel Choir. Her most recent recording conducting the National Youth Choir of Great Britain in exciting contemporary commissions was reviewed by the BBC Music Magazine as ‘a genuinely spine-tingling performance.’ In demand for her transformative choral coaching and direction, Emily directs an annual choral course in Germany and regularly adjudicates competitions internationally. Emily has directed the choirs for BBC Radio 4 and runs workshops all over the world for professional, amateur and student choirs, universities, schools and communities. In 2018 Emily studied on the first Royal Opera House/National Opera Studio Women Conducting Opera Course. She has performed in many of the world’s leading concert halls and is heard regularly on international TV and radio; a Decca Classics Recording Artist, she has had four albums top the classical charts. She is the soprano soloist and a presenter in Paul Rissmann’s Alice in Wonderland new film recording with the London Symphony Orchestra. Emily performs as a soloist and with the Monteverdi Choir, Gabrieli, Tenebrae, BBC Singers, OAE and is regularly featured on film soundtracks.