Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer


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Ronald Corp OBE is Artistic Director of the New London Orchestra and the New London Children’s Choir both of which he founded, respectively, in 1988 and 1991.  He is also Musical Director of the London Chorus and the Highgate Choral Society.  He has worked with the BBC Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra.  Among an extensive discography are his award-winning Hyperion discs of British Light Music Classics.  His own compositions include a Symphony, a Piano Concerto, a cello concerto, three string quartets and a clarinet quintet. His choral works include large sacred cantatas (including ‘And all the trumpets sounded’)and shorter works for unaccompanied choir (including a setting of verses from the Dhammapada). He has written over one hundred songs and significant cycles include ‘Fields of the Fallen’ and ‘Letters from Lony’ as well as the scena ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. Operas include ‘The Ice Mountain’ (for children) and ‘The Pelican’. Many of these works are now recorded on CD. His textbook ‘The Choral Singer’s Companion’ is now in its third edition. Ronald Corp was awarded an OBE for services to music in the Queen’s 2012 New Year Honours. He has been made an Honorary Doctor of Music by Anglia Ruskin University and has received an Hon D Mus from University of Hull.

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