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 and the orchestral triptych Guernsey Postcards which are played by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on a Dutton Epoch CD; Forever Child and other choral works are on the same label, while recent releases include The Songs of Ronald Corp sung by Mark Stone, Dhammapada, a setting of Buddhist sayings for a chamber choir of eight soloists, and String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 coupled with the song-cycle Country Matters performed by the Maggini Quartet and tenor, Mark Wilde.  In July 2011 he celebrated his 60th birthday with a concert of two large-scale choral works – And All the Trumpets Sounded (1989) and The Wayfarer (In homage to Mahler) (2011) at the Royal Festival Hall in London.  Further recordings in 2012 took place of  Songs of the Elder Sisters and Lullaby for a Lost Soul.  The album Things I didn’t say was released with a selection of accompanied anthems and a cappella choral works in the summer of 2012.  The album String, Paper, Wood came out in January 2013 featuring String Quartet No. 3, The Yellow Wallpaper (for mezzo-soprano and string quintet) and Clarinet Quintet ‘Crawhall’ .  His textbook The Choral Singer’s Companion is now in its third edition.


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