Eamonn Dougan

Director Eamonn Dougan demonstrated his experience in the choral direction. (Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Messiah)


liquid vocal lines pliantly shaped here by conductor Eamonn Dougan.

BBC Music Magazine

Eamonn Dougan


Eamonn Dougan is an inspirational conductor and renowned baritone. He is Associate Conductor of The Sixteen, founding Director of Britten Sinfonia Voices, and Music Director of the Thomas Tallis Society. Eamonn is an engaging communicator with a particular passion for Bach, the French Baroque and Sixteenth and Twentieth Century repertoire. 

Forthcoming conducting engagements include his debuts with Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Coral de Bilbao, and Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla plus return visits with the Danish National VokalEnsemblet, the KoncertKor and Danish National Symphony Orchestra as well as ORCAM, the Jersey Chamber Orchestra and Ryedale Festival's chamber opera and Cumnock Tryst. Further collaborations with violinist Harriet McKenzie include a specially curated programme, ‘Sun, Moon and Sky’, for Salisbury Festival

Eamonn recently conducted the Sixteen in an Australian/Singapore tour, the world premiere of James MacMillan All the Hills and Vales Along at the Cumnock Tryst Festival “Eamonn Dougan conducted a moving, tight-knit performance” (Scotsman), Messiah with Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and Cappella Amsterdam, and made his Paris debut at the La Seine Musicale with renowned ensemble Accentus.

Eamonn has a highly successful five-disc Polish Baroque series with The Sixteen. The first disc, music by Bartlomiej Pekiel, was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award (‘Richly dramatic’ – The Observer). The fifth disc, music by Marcin Mielczewski, was released to widespread critical acclaim in September 2017.

In 2008 Eamonn was appointed a Visiting Professor to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he teaches ensemble singing and directs the Guildhall Consort.

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