is a Choral and Orchestral conductor and trainer of conductors.
Manvinder has been Musical Director of the John Lewis Partnership Music Society since 1995. Having inherited one choir, the society now has over eighteen choirs, an orchestra, a Music Tuition Service on two sites and gave twenty five performances last year.
Manvinder is also CEO and Head of Conductor Training for Sing for Pleasure, where his team of tutors teaches around 300 conductors most years with upwards of 99% of respondents rating the training as good to excellent.
Freelance engagements also keep Manvinder busy - guest conducting and teaching both here and abroad - and occasional performances as a soloist, specialising in singing the Adhaan from Karl Jenkins' popular work, The Armed Man.
In 2012, Manvinder was invited to join Gareth Malone as he filmed his next series of 'The Choir'. This time working on singing in the workplace. Manvinder was a judge in the series which was broadcast in September 2012 on BBC2.
In 2014 he formed his own professional chamber choir, Serafine, and chamber orchestra, Serafine Sinfonia, with whom he recorded Oliver Tarney's Magnificat, to critical acclaim. 2014 also saw Manvinder's Royal Albert Hall conducting debut and 2016, his Royal Festival Hall and Indian conducting debuts.
In 2016, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by his Alma Mater York St John University in recognition of his achievements in the fields of music and conducting.
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