Making the UK her home since 1980 Jo has had a varied career as a music educator, animateur, and singer. She specializes in conducting young and developing choirs and is part of the ‘team’ teaching and extending the choral conducting courses for the Association of British Choral Directors.
As an animateur she has worked on special projects for the Education departments of ENO, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and with the BBC Singers.
Ongoing projects include around the country with ‘Sing Up’ and working with BBC Singers (“Go Sing” and “Play it again” “I’d do anything”). She is a sought after clinician throughout the British Isles.
Jo teaches ‘The Art of Choral Direction’ for Canford Summer Music School. Published works include ‘Young Voiceworks’ (Oxford University Press) and ‘Junior Choral Club’ (Music Sales).
As a singer her work includes including the premieres of SCIPIO’S DREAM, and HEAVEN ABLAZE both by Judith Weir (Vocem Electric Voice Theatre) and recorded for BBC television. Her varied repertoire includes AFRICAN SANCTUS/ Fanshawe, GLORIA/Poulenc, and MASS/Bernstein.
For further details see http://www.jomcnally.com/