Director - Barry Hopwood

Having commenced piano lessons at the age of 5 and singing in the local church choir from the age of 6, Barry has had a long and varied career in the music industry.

At present he is Director of Music in a Central London Prep school, but started his career as a freelance musician, specialising in Musical Theatre and moving on to be a Director of a Music Education business in the North East of England before settling in London 20 years ago.

Having always considered himself a teacher and performer, Barry is very proud and excited to be leading Lumen.

 

Founder - Benjamin Thiele-Long

Benjamin Thiele-Long is a composer and choral director with over 15 year's experience directing choirs and choral groups of all abilities.

 

Formerly a choral scholar of Royal Holloway and Lay Clerk of Guildford Cathedral Benjamin has worked with professional and amateur choirs, including Carmina Judicibus and Lumen.

 

He is also an experienced musical director, directing musicals and cabarets in London with various amateur dramatics and performing arts groups.

You can visit Benjamin's site here

 

Choral Works

Shelter from the Storm - Original accompanied SATB composition commissioned for a wedding

 

Three compositions on sacred texts - Original unaccompanied SATB compositions for theatrical production of The Devils performed by SEDOS at The Bridewell Theatre

 

'Centre Stage Unplugged' - re-scoring and compilation of various accompanied acoustic music performed by Centre Stage London at The Bishopsgate Institute

 

Psalm - Original SATB composition for theatrical production of The Man of La Mancha performed by SEDOS as The Bridewell Theatre

 

Night - Unaccompanied SATB (divisi) composition, setting of a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

 

O Nata Lux - Original unaccompanied SATB (divisi) composition, written in memory of Christina Camera

Dreams - Unaccompanied SATB (divisi) composition, setting of a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

For more information, visit Benjamin's Website here