Benjamin Goodson has conducted across Europe, America and Asia, and has prepared choirs for the Berliner Philharmoniker, Netherlands Reisopera, Deutsches Symphony-Orchester Berlin, and others. In 2018 Goodson makes his debut with the Netherlands Radio Choir and the MDR Chor Leipzig.
Goodson is musical director of the award-winning Bath Camerata, with which he has appeared at numerous UK festivals, on national television and radio, and has given numerous world-premiere performances. As assistant conductor of the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Goodson regularly prepares the choir for the world’s leading conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann, Iván Fischer, Vladimir Jurowski and others.
Goodson is committed to exploring new avenues of choral performance. In addition to being Chorus Director at Dorset Opera Festival, 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.