Musical Director

Our enthusiastic and talented young Musical Director, Oliver Downer (‘Ollie’)  joined the chorus in March 2018 bringing with him the skills and knowledge to take the chorus forward.

Ollie is incredibility excited about the future for Winchester A Cappella.

Ollie works as a Musical Director based in and around Southampton. Alongside Winchester A Cappella, Ollie directs Rising Stars Productions, The Gantry Youth Theatre and Southampton University’s Concert band.

He has worked on countless concerts and shows including ’Seussical’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Annie Jr.’, ’Singin’ in the Rain Jr.’ and ’Snow White’.

As well as Musical Directing, Ollie has played Danny Zuko in ‘Grease’, ’Seymour Krelborn’ in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and ‘Bill Sykes’ in ‘Oliver!’.

He has played in many chamber ensembles including playing the Basset Horn in a Clarinet Quartet.

Ollie was awarded a scholarship to study Music at the University of Southampton. His studies specialise in performance, arranging, conducting and composition. He has been awarded Grade 8 in Singing, Clarinet, Recorder and Saxophone.

He is immersing himself into the Barbershop world by attending courses, learning the fundamentals of Barbershop arranging and producing learning tracks.