Benjamin Goodson is a conductor and chorus master.

Recognised for the musicality, warmth and precision of his performances, Goodson has conducted and trained choirs across Europe and Asia, including for performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Nedelendse Reisopera, Rundfunksinfonie Orchester Berlin, Deutsches Symphony-Orchester Berlin and others. In the 2017/18 season he makes his debut with the Netherlands Radio Choir and conducts a tour of Handel’s Messiah to Japan.

Benjamin Goodson is musical director of the award-winning Bath Camerata, with which he has appeared at some of the UK’s most prestigious festivals, on national television and radio, and given numerous world-premiere performances. As assistant conductor of the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Goodson regularly prepares the choir for the world’s finest conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann, Iván Fischer, Vladimir Janowski, Robin Ticciati, and others.

Benjamin Goodson is committed to exploring new avenues for choral performance. As well as being Chorus Director at Dorset Opera Festival, he has staged Bach's Matthew Passion with Tom Guthrie, performed in Europe and Australia as co-conductor in Rundfunkchor Berlin's Human Requiem, and assisted in developing Robert Wilson's ground-breaking staging of the Bach Motets. A new production of Handel's Messiah is in development.

A passionate workshop leader and educator, Benjamin Goodson has led singing and leadership workshops across Europe. In December 2016 his Christmas singing workshop for Germany’s Kulturradio attracted over 1000 singers. He has delivered leadership talks and workshops for Young Presidents’ Association, London Business School, Affordable Art Fair, and others.

Born in Hertfordshire, UK, Benjamin Goodson studied music at Hertford College, Oxford, where he was awarded the University's top conducting prize. He studied conducting with Sir Colin Davis, Paul Spicer, Peter Stark and Ulrich Windfuhr. Three years after graduating, Goodson was appointed Director of Music at Somerville College, becoming the University of Oxford's youngest Director of Music.

Robin Ticciati, and others. In 2017 he assisted in the development of Robert Wilson’s staging of the Bach Motets to mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses.

Goodson is chorus director at Dorset Opera Festival, where national reviews regularly hail the chorus’s singing as “outstanding” (Clare Colvin, Sunday Express), “superb” (Dominic Lowe, Bachtrack), and “of huge relish” (Michael Tanner, The Spectator).

A passionate workshop leader, Goodson has led singing and leadership workshops across Europe. In December 2016, his Christmas singing workshop for kulturradio attracted over 1000 singers. He has delivered leadership talks and workshops for Young Presidents’ Association, London Business School, Affordable Art Fair, and others.

Goodson studied music at Hertford College, University of Oxford, where he was awarded the University's top conducting prize. He studied conducting with Sir Colin Davis, Paul Spicer, Peter Stark and Ulrich Windfuhr. Three years after graduating, Goodson was appointed Director of Music at Somerville College, Oxford, becoming Oxford's youngest Director of Music.

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