AMC Gospel Choir
- Led by the inspirational director Audrey Mattis.
- Existing collaboration with Manchester Camerata through Hacienda Classical.
- Performances at the MOBO Awards, International Festivals and on BBC Songs of Praise.
- Strong Manchester connection and were invited to perform 1st anniversary or Manchester Bombing in Albert Square• Audrey is a Manchester Camerata CitC practitioner and experienced workshop leader.
- Previous corporate clients include BBC, Sky News and Selfridges.
- ‘My pieces are never just a piece of music’.
- Studied at RNCM, RAM and has an MA in Theatre Directing from RADA.
- Artistic Director of Size Zero Opera Company.
- Long standing relationship with Manchester Camerata with multiple commissions and previously composer in residence.
- String realtionships with contemprary music festivals and venues; Huddersfield Contemporary MusicFestival, KingsPlace.
- Major commissions from London Philharmoinc Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and ROH2.
- Classic Brit Award winner – 2018.
- 2017 BBC PROMS debut
- Decca Classics Artist.
- First Saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year – 2016.
- Manchester based, studying at RNCM and performed with Manchester Camerata twice in 2017/18 season.
- Harrison Parrott / Polyarts Artist.
- Synergy between Jess and Manchester Camerata – our pursuit of artistic excellence and vision to redefine performance.
- ‘A rare ability to convey a profound understanding of the music and shed light on its spiritual intent’ Arvo Pärt.
- Holistic approach to music making, incorporating aspects of literature, philosophy, dance, spirituality and meditation.
- Artistic Director of O/Modernt Festival and Principal Conductor of Orchestra da Camera di Perugia (from 2019).
- Passionate about all forms of music making – Bach, Indian ragas & Muse.
- Strong relationships with leading contemporary composers and commissions written for him.
- Manchester Camerata and Hugo have preciously explored movement and improvisation in workshops and performance.