Benedict is an exciting and enthusiastic young conductor, working with both vocal and instrumental ensembles across Oxfordshire and the West Midlands. Having read music at the University of Birmingham, Benedict sought every opportunity to work with as many musicians as possible as a conductor, singer or french horn player. Studying conducting under Simon Halsey, Julian Wilkins, and Daniele Rosina, Benedict enjoyed directing many of the Universities choirs and instrumental ensembles throughout his years there.
Working as a professional conductor and singer, Benedict currently directs the Telford Orchestra, the Chipping Norton Choral Society, newChoir Oxford, the Wyre Forest Young Voices, and the Oxford University Press Choir. Alongside these ensembles he sings for the Birmingham Oratory, having been a Stipendiary Clerk at Magdalen College, Oxford and a Lay Clerk at Birmingham Cathedral and Coventry Cathedral. He’s regularly engaged as a soloist and as a guest conductor, and enjoys teaching singing and brass to both children and adults.
In 2021 he was a part of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain’s Fellowship Scheme, studying under Ben Parry and working with musicians such as Voces8, Bob Chilcott, and Suzzie Vango.