Victoria Longdon is a London-based conductor and arranger. She graduated with Distinction in Choral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016 and now directs the Lea Singers of Harpenden, the Hanover Choir and the Hertfordshire County Youth Choir and is an assistant conductor for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Philharmonia Britannica.
Victoria’s professional choir, the Templar Scholars, has given recitals in venues such as St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin In The Fields and Southwark Cathedral, and was invited to perform for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and President Xi Jinping of China during his state visit to the UK in 2015.
Victoria is currently a judge for Songs of Praise’s ‘Young Choir of the Year’ competition and she appeared as a judge on two series of the ‘The Choir’ with Gareth Malone. She writes articles on orchestral music and music history for ClassicFM and she is in demand as a workshop leader and adjudicator.
“I am delighted to have been appointed as the new director of Woking Choral Society and am looking forward to many years of excellent music-making with the choir.
The next few seasons are already looking very exciting, with some key composer anniversaries on the horizon, and plans already afoot for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons.
Woking Choral Society has an unusually rich history of connections to composers, and as I begin my tenure I’m also keen to forge new connections with contemporary composers and continue the choir’s creative legacy.”