Eamonn Dougan read music at New College, Oxford, before continuing his vocal and conducting studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He now pursues a busy schedule working as both singer and conductor. He has appeared on the concert platform with many of Britain’s leading ensembles and is a member of The Sixteen and I Fagiolini.
In 2006 Eamonn was appointed the first Assistant Conductor of The Sixteen and now holds the position of Associate Conductor. He has directed the ensemble to considerable acclaim in concerts across England and Europe including performances in France, Spain, Antwerp and during the Choral Pilgrimage. Other highlights with The Sixteen have included the world première of Gabriel Jackson’s Ave Regina Caelorum in collaboration with guitarist Tom Kerstens and the International Guitar Foundation at the opening of Kings Place, a recording with Icelandic ensemble Sigur Rós and the closing concert of the Henry VIII 500th anniversary celebrations in Greenwich.
Eamonn is Principal Guest Conductor of The National Youth Choir of Great Britain and Chorus Director of Britten Sinfonia Voices. He is a regular Guest Conductor with Wrocław Philharmonic Choir, Poland, the Coro de la Comunidad, Madrid and the St Endellion Festival Orchestra & Chorus. He is increasingly in demand as a guest conductor and choral coach and has assisted various conductors including Martyn Brabbins, Ryan Wigglesworth, Adam Fischer and Sir Mark Elder. In September 2008 he was appointed a Visiting Professor to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he teaches ensemble singing and directs the Guildhall Consort.
As a soloist Eamonn has sung with The Academy of Ancient Music, The Hanover Band, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra de la Comunidad, Madrid and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Recent performances have included Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Nelson Mass at Symphony Hall, Bach’s B Minor Mass at the Festival de Musique Ancienne de Lyon and Handel’s Messiah at the Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid.
His solo recordings include Bach’s St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Brahms’s Requiem in its two-piano version as well as motets by Giovanni Grillo and the première recording of Arvo Pärt’s Von Angesicht zu Angesicht.
Eamonn Dougan is conducting the following concerts this season:
15 June 2014: The Choral Pilgrimage 2014, Worth Abbey
29 September 2014: The Choral Pilgrimage 2014, Milton Keynes
2 October 2014: Cumnock Festival