Director of Music

Howard Ionascu

Howard Ionascu

Howard Ionascu studied Music at the University of Manchester before being appointed Vicar Choral in Wells Cathedral Choir. While at Wells, he sang on many recordings, broadcasts and international tours.
 
In 1997 he founded The Laudate Choir, a choir of young singers, which continues to perform regularly in London as well as further afield. With the Laudate Choir, he has recorded various CDs for Meridian and Priory Records and performed with the City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Britannica and Onyx Brass.
 
Howard has also been Musical Director of Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir, Finchley Children’s Music Trebles Choir and The Esterhazy Singers in London and worked with Guildford Choral Society and City of London Choir, as well as on Eton Choral Courses as a Guest Conductor. He taught at Radley College and the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, and was Director of Music at The King’s School, Canterbury.
 
Howard took up the post of Director of Chapel Music and Quiristers at Winchester College in December 2018, following five years as Director of the Junior Academy of the Royal Academy of Music. With Winchester College Chapel Choir Howard has recently recorded a CD, A Winter’s Night, on the Signum Records label.
 
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