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Edward Batting

Edward Batting studied with Richard Popplewell at the Royal College of Music. During his time at the RCM he was awarded the Haigh, Kistner and Canon Bark organ prizes and the Lofthouse prize for continuo, and at the age of 21, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. He is currently Organist and Director of Music at S.Alban’s Holborn where he conducts and accompanies the professional choir in a wide and diverse repertoire comprising over 200 mass settings and over 500 other works. As an organist he is much in demand as both recitalist and accompanist having appeared at major venues including S.Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and as soloist in the Poulenc and Leighton Concertos, and performed and recorded with leading choirs such as the Exmoor Singers, Chantage and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. He recently gave the first ever organ recital in the Sala Nezahualcoyotl in Mexico City. Edward was also a Repetiteur at the RCM where he worked on several opera productions, his continuo playing drawing critical acclaim. Also highly in demand as a vocal coach, Edward has prepared singers for operatic roles at major houses around the world and also for companies including the International Arts Festival, Montepulciano, Italy, the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, the Teatro Massimo, the Teatro Municipal, Santiago and for the Young Artists’ Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.