Justin Bindley, Musical Director

Justin Bindley

Justin Bindley was born in Lancashire and studied singing with John Cameron. He made his debut as Masetto (Don Giovanni) for British Youth Opera and he subsequently sang for English National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera, New D’Oyly Carte Opera, Carl Rosa Opera, English Bach Festival (at the Royal Opera House) , London Opera Players and many smaller companies.

His opera roles were diverse from Britten to Verdi. He appeared several times at the BBC proms, appeared on recordings and DVDs with Virgin Classics, Hyperion, TER records and Naxos. He sang abroad in many countries including Belgium, France, Holland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. 

For many years he had a teaching practice in both London and Cheltenham and became more and more involved in musical direction. He was musical director for The New Savoyards and Voices2go (including productions of Dido & Aeneas, The Telephone and The Impresario.) He conducted the recording of Liz Upham’s Carmelite Mass in 2011. He has also been vocal advisor to the Cheltenham Bach Choir and Newport Cathedral. 

 He was asked to form the Salveo Singers for the NHS in London, which he directed from 2013 to 2014. He was Music Director of Ormond Opera 2014 to 2016, including a production of The Pirates of Penzance which he conducted. 

From 2017 to 2021 he was Music Director of Kennet Opera, conducting full productions of Dido & Aeneas, The Magic Flute, Amahl and the night visitors and The Zoo, and many concerts.