Music has been a part of Benjamin Gaughran’s life from an early age. Initially learning to play the piano, he then changed his focus to studying voice with British opera singer Margaret Preece. He has performed in both classical and musical theatre settings, including the role of Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Artful Dodger in Oliver! Benjamin has also enjoyed singing with many choirs. He has performed in venues around England and abroad including Lichfield and Worcester Cathedrals, the Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre and the Conference Centre Theatre in the USA. Benjamin’s passion is conducting: he has studied choral conducting with Rupert Gough and orchestral conducting with Emmanuel Siffert.
His conducting experience covers musical theatre, orchestral conducting and choral music. His musical theatre credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Andy Capp, Oklahoma! and The Pirates of Penzance. His choral conducting experience spans many genres from classical, to gospel and folk to contemporary. In his church, Benjamin has conducted choirs around England and particularly enjoys sacred choral music. Alongside his role as a conductor, Benjamin has also worked as a vocal coach.
Recent conducting posts have included The Royal Holloway Early Music Ensemble and the Founder’s Choir, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Having graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London as a Bachelor of Music, Benjamin now works as a Music Teacher at St. Thomas More School, London. This year, Benjamin became the Principal of Little Voices West Kent- one of the UK’s most outstanding performing arts organisations providing drama and singing lessons of distinction to young people.
Aside from his music, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his young family and likes to travel. He has also recently taken an interest in golf and is eager to take that forward!
Benjamin is thrilled to be working with Mosaic Chamber Choir and feels that they have improved significantly over the last year. He is excited to continue making music with the choir!