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Benjamin Goodson is a conductor and chorus master.

Benjamin Goodson is musical director of Bath Camerata, assistant conductor of the Grammy-winning Rundfunkchor Berlin, and chorus master at Dorset Opera Festival. He regularly prepares choirs for the world’s leading conductors and orchestras, including Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, Christian Thielemann, Ivan Fischer, Vladimir Jurowski and others. In 2018 he makes his debut with the Netherlands Radio Choir, the MDR Chor Leipzig, and prepares the London Symphony Orchestra's chorus for a performance at the BBC Proms.

Goodson is committed to exploring new avenues of choral performance. He has staged Bach's Matthew Passion with Tom Guthrie, performed as co-conductor in Rundfunkchor Berlin's Human Requiem, and assisted in developing Robert Wilson's ground-breaking staging of the Bach Motets.

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.

The exhilarating chorus, trained by Benjamin Goodson, excelled in both diction and tone
— Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph
Goodson’s chorus excels
— Fiona Maddocks, The Observer
The chorus, prepared by Benjamin Goodson, created wonderful tableaux, full of personality and bold, fresh singing
— Amanda Holloway, Opera
 © MUTESOUVENIR | Kai Bienert

© MUTESOUVENIR | Kai Bienert