Benedict Goodall takes great pleasure in directing choirs of all standards, and promoting healthy singing technique to achieve high-quality performances.
Benedict is an engaging and enthusiastic young conductor who is committed to bringing a great variety of music to all people at any level. His work as a conductor in Oxford and Birmingham has seen him bring his passion and energy to hundreds of different musicians.
As a recent graduate from the University of Birmingham, having read music, he sought every opportunity to perform. Specialising in conducting, countertenor, and orchestration, Benedict developed his musicianship, leading to appointments as the conductor of many student ensembles at the university. His first engagement as a choral conductor was with the Summer Festival Voices, for which he directed their concert in the Barber institute of Fine Arts. He has since worked with SSA Chamber Choir, and as a sectional leader for many other student-led choirs. Benedict takes great pleasure in directing choirs of all standards, promoting healthy singing technique to achieve high-quality performances.
Benedict has studied both choral and orchestral conducting under world-class musicians such as Simon Halsey, Julian Wilkins, and Daniele Rosina. He has also observed rehearsals and masterclasses led by Sir Simon Rattle, Edward Gardner, John Wilson, and Simon Carrington. Benedict is very grateful for his conducting mentorship from Janet Lincé.
Currently based in Oxford and Birmingham, Benedict directs the Oxford University Press Choir, and is a Stipendiary Clerk at Magdalen College, under the direction of Mark Williams. Benedict is incredibly excited to work with newChoir, and looks forward to creating a wonderful friendship with the choir.