Conductor – John Holland


John was born in Hastings in 1977, but was raised in Watford. He moved to south London in 2004 with his life partner, Chris, and they’re now happily settled down in Forest Hill in their own little place just around the corner from the world – famous Horniman Museum. John has been the conductor of Lambeth Wind Orchestra since 2008 and also directs the London Consorts of Winds Clarinet Choir, often invited to conduct freelance for special events. He is a member of BASCA, PRS and BASBWE, serving on the Executive Committee. His chamber orchestra piece ‘Green Sky’ won the Making Music Award at the British Composer Awards 2008. In April 2009, the world premiere of his ‘Requiem (Opus 15)’ took place at All Saints Church, West Dulwich and January 2010 saw the first performance of ‘The Something In – Between’, an Oboe/Cor Anglais mini-concerto, written for and performed by Isobel Williams. The London Saxophone Choir have presented several new pieces over the last few years, including ‘Mission: Improbable’ (2008) and, most recently, ‘Fanfaricus’ (2010). Several works for chamber orchestra have been performed and recorded by the London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, notably ‘Hustle Bustle’ (2006) and ‘Elegy for my father’ (2007).

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 10:45am
@gooseykitchen That’s a lovely goal to have... 😊
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:43am
It’s getting closer! Can you hear the Roman Legion marching towards us? #ThePinesofRome
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LambethWindOrchestra @LambethWindOrch
We know a very excited nightingale that’s keen to welcome younger visitors to our concert on Saturday... Say hello to Lu! 😍 She can’t wait to sing her song during #ThePinesofRome Hands up who’s excited, too? 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:36am
. @LambethWindOrch are planning a diverse programme of music for 28th April which will also raise money for Doctors Without Borders/MédecinsSansFron (MSF) @MSF JohnIvorHolland photo
Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 6:15am
"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony" #BenjaminBritten
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 7:54am
@silverpebble Maybe, but if you fancied hearing one in concert, I’m conducting The Pines of Rome on Saturday and that features the nightingale’s song in a rather pivotal moment... 😊