Ben will lead the rehearsals for the March concerts which in 2015 will be a performance of Handel's Messiah.
Born in London in 1976, Benjamin Costello has a portfolio career as a freelance musical director, singing coach, accompanist and adjudicator working in diverse genres, but principally vocal music, and he has been involved as a musical director with numerous productions across the U.K. In addition to his performing schedule he works extensively for most of the major London performing arts colleges and is currently on the vocal faculty at Laine Theatre Arts.
Ben adjudicates at competitive festivals, colleges and schools throughout the U.K. and overseas. He is Artistic Director of Thames Concerts Ltd, Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers, and was recently elected a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Ben read Music to post-graduate level at both Kingston University and the London College of Music, specialising in conducting, singing and piano accompaniment. His interests include composing, travel, food and drink, and motorcycling.