Helen Harrison has established a reputation as a vibrant and versatile conductor inspiring exciting and compelling performances from the singers and instrumentalists she collaborates with.
Helen read Music at Cambridge University and studied Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music. She has been selected to take part in International Conducting Masterclasses held at the RNCM where she has worked with Clark Rundell, Mark Heron, Nicolas Pasquet, Gergeley Madaras, Matthew Wood and Morten Wensberg.
Helen is the Music Director and Conductor for Blackpool Symphony Orchestra, Preston Opera and the Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has also recently been appointed as the Music Director for Lytham St. Anne’s Choral Society. Helen also founded the Helios Chamber Orchestra who recently accompanied KTB Voice in performances of Faure’s Requiem and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Helen works regularly with Flat Pack Music; recent performances include Puccini’s La Boheme in Chester and a performance of Handel’s Messiah on the Wirral. Helen also guest conducts for Blackburn Choral Society and Bolton Catholic Musical and Choral Society. She has also conducted Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra, Blackburn Symphony Orchestra and the New Horizons Concert Orchestra. She was also invited to conduct a successful 'Last night of the Proms' concert at Preston Minster in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Alongside her orchestral, operatic and choral conducting engagements, Helen is also an award winning musical director for musical theatre groups.
Recent engagements for Helen this season include Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Lytham St. Anne’s Choral Society and the Helios Symphony Orchestra and Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’ with Preston Opera