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John Barber

John is a composer from Bristol with a passion for drama, collaboration and voices. He studied with Sir Harrison Birtwistle and has gone on to compose for some of the country’s leading arts institutions and ensembles including the Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe, Spitalfields Music and The Sixteen. His adventures with Aurora have taken him […]

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William Reynolds

William trained at the Motley Theatre Design School after reading Engineering at Oxford University. As well as many concerts with Aurora, William’s recent set & lighting designs also include Jungle Book (UK & International Tour), Radiant Vermin (Soho Theatre & 59E59 New York), Well (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds), Arab Nights (UK Tour), Waiting and […]

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Jessie Maryon Davies

Jessie is a musician with a passion for collaboration. She works for many of the U.K’s leading arts organisations as musical director, pianist, concert-presenter and workshop-leader – engaging people of all ages and abilities in making music. Her 80-strong all-female pop choir LIPS has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and live […]

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Stanton Media

Stanton Media have been producing film and photography projects for over 15 years, working in a broad variety of fields and covering an ever-expanding range of subjects. Collaborating with Aurora Orchestra gives them the creative freedom to produce work which stretches both their skills and imagination.  Aurora memory Working with Aurora always presents us with creative […]

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Nick Eagleton

Nick Eagleton is a Creative Director at the London office of The Partners, a multi-award winning branding and design agency. For 20 years he has created internationally recognised work for some of the biggest, and smallest, clients in the world. From his days studying sculpture in Bristol he has a life-long passion for the arts […]

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Kate Wakeling

Kate Wakeling is a writer and musicologist based in Oxford. Her poetry has been published widely, including in The Guardian, The Best British Poetry 2014 (Salt) and The Forward Book of Poetry 2016 (Faber & Faber). A pamphlet of her poetry, The Rainbow Faults, is published by The Rialto and Kate’s debut children’s poetry collection, […]

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Nick Rutter

Trained at Spéos in Paris and now living in London, Nick has been working as a freelance arts photographer with Aurora for two happy years. Getting to know the players over that time, he has been able to work candidly in both rehearsals and concerts, making each project more rewarding to shoot than the last.  […]

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Iain Farrington

Iain Farrington has a diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger. He has performed internationally as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician, and his numerous arrangements and compositions have been recorded, published and performed across the world. For Aurora Orchestra he has made arrangements in many styles, including traditional African songs, Berlin cabaret, […]

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