Laura Jellicoe became the Musical Director for The Manchester Chorale in 2002, taking over from The Chorale’s founding conductor Jeffrey Wynn Davies. Laura graduated in 1994 from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she became a Tutor in Flute, and joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as Sub-Principal Flute. Since leaving in 2002 she has guested as Principal Flute with several major British Orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé. She has appeared as soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia.
Laura has now departed for pastures new after four successful years with The Chorale. There were several highlights, but for many of us, the peak was the first performance of Simple Pictures of Tomorrow, which was commissioned by The Chorale from Bob Chilcott (ex King’s Singers) to celebrate our 25th anniversary. In addition, concerts with the Emmanuel Ensemble and Emmanuel Brass (Fauré’s Requiem and Rutter’s Gloria) were also particularly memorable. Our thanks go to Laura for all her efforts and we wish her good fortune in her future endeavours.