Seb Farrall graduated from Coventry University in 2014 with a first-class degree in Music Composition, and the Robert Ramskill composition award for ‘significant contribution to the department’. Seb's composition tutor was leading experimental composer Chris Hobbs. While studying at Coventry, Seb conducted the department’s orchestra for several years with tuition from Christopher Evans and was involved in many successful composition and conducting projects.
The biggest contribution to Seb's degree success was final collaborative project, MenCho, where Seb and co-founder Jon Welling formed together the MenCho Men's Chorus at the start of 2014. Starting a community ensemble as part of a degree project was a big risk, while most lecturers though it was an excellent idea, others were keen to point out that it was potentially foolish with both degrees on the line. Jon and Seb both agreed that it was a risk worth taking and, fortunately, it paid off
Shortly after MenCho reached its end, Seb was contacted by the Workplace Choir Company, and asked to help with the London Taxi Company's Black Cab Choir.
Since 2014, Seb’s excellent reputation as a conductor has continued to grow, and he is delighted now to be Musical Director of a number of ensembles in Warwickshire, including Sing it Loud, Coventry Singers and Burton Green Village Choir. The proving ground was MenCho, and the phone didn't stop ringing. As the founding conductor of Sing It Loud, Seb feels especially proud to have shaped the choir’s direction from the very beginning.
Seb also runs www.onlineconductor.com, a website aimed at resourcing community choirs and eventually other community ensembles, and removing bars which may stop people from enjoying music.