Emma Trounson – Musical Director 

Emma is a professional choral conductor, soprano and teacher of singing, conducting, violin and viola. Having graduated from Bristol University with a BA(hons) in Music and French in 2010 and from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with an MA in Choral Conducting in 2012, she returned to Leicester.

She currently works as the Musical Director at St. James the Greater Church in Leicester where she directs the adult choir as well as the children’s choir. Emma also directs three Leicester-based adult choirs: Fosse Singers, Semper Singers and Corah as well as The Market Harborough Choral Society. She also runs the SoundCafe choir for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Leicester.

She regularly performs classical and jazz recitals with her husband, Mark, for babies and toddlers through the Leicestershire company ‘BabyGigs’.

Emma and her husband also perform with a vocal quintet, The Juliet Consort.

Prior to her former post of Music Director at All Saints Church in Loughborough, Emma was a choral director at Leicester Cathedral where she trained the choristers and taught singing to primary school children through the DioSing! project. She has also taught class singing at Stoneygate College and  Leicester Preparatory School where she was joint Head of Music. 

Performing highlights include singing the soprano solo in Schubert: Mass in G live on BBC 1 as part of the Easter Day service broadcast live on BBC1 from Leicester Cathedral in 2014. She sang as part of the choir for the reinterment services for Richard III and subsequently commissioned a primary schools cantata ‘The King in the Car Park’ for which she conducted the première. Later that year she conducted Fosse Singers as they sang the National Anthems for all three Rugby World Cup games which took place at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

Emma conducted the Galenicals Chamber Orchestra in her second year and the Bristol University Chamber Choir in her final year.  Emma has also been the Musical Director of Redland Green Community Chorus in Bristol, Cheddar Male Choir and St. Cecilia  Singers of Rushden, Northamptonshire.