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Rebecca Johnson

Musical Director

Rebecca is well-known on Teesside as a highly accomplished educator and musician. She became Musical Director of the Guisborough Choral Society September of last year and conducted the choir's successful performance of Messiah in December.

She studied both cello and piano at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and studied piano with Richard McMahon at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She holds diplomas in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) and CME (Certificate of Music Education).

Rebecca teaches, accompanies, leads choirs and conducts concerts and workshops in schools. She particularly enjoys the work she does with national organization Streetwise Opera, as well as her work with musinc, a Teesside based project leading workshops with young people in challenging circumstances.

Rebecca set up the Shine Festival in 2017 and looks forward to a successful third year in 2019. She spends most of her time working as Engagement Officer at the newly renovated Middlesbrough Town Hall, which is now a major arts and music venue in the North East, funded by Arts Council England. Rebecca heads up the Classical Cafe Concert Series, the Family Orchestra project, schools projects, weekly programmes of music activities and classes, and large scale music events which focus on engaging the community in music making.

Rebecca took over as Musical Director of the Guisborough Choral Society on 6th September 2017.

Past Conductors :Angela Bennett | Michael Summers | Olwen Cameron |