Howard Ionascu

Head of Junior Academy


Junior Academy - Director

Director of Junior Academy

Founder of Laudate Choir

Previously Director of Music at The King’s School, Canterbury

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Howard studied music at Manchester University before being appointed Vicar Choral in Wells Cathedral Choir. Whilst at Wells, he sang on many recordings, broadcasts and international tours. In 1997 he founded The Laudate Choir, a choir of young singers, which continues to perform regularly in London as well as further afield. With the Laudate Choir, he has recorded various CDs for Meridian and Priory Records and performed with The City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Britannica and Onyx Brass. Howard has also been Musical Director of Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir, Finchley Children’s Music Trebles Choir, The Esterhazy Singers in London and worked with Guildford Choral Society, City of London Choir, as well as on Eton Choral Courses as a Guest Conductor.

Prior to his post as Director of Junior Academy, Howard taught at Radley College, Royal Grammar School, Guildford and most recently as Director of Music at The King¹s School, Canterbury. In 2007, Howard undertook a six month Conducting Fellowship in Australia, leading workshops and masterclasses across New South Wales.

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@HowardIonascu • Jul 12
Tonight @TempleChurchLDN 7.45pm. A Summer Serenade with Laudate Choir and students from…
@HowardIonascu • Jul 09
So tonight, we finished rehearsing with ‘Draw on, sweet night’ - another gem which you can hear live……
@HowardIonascu • Jul 07
Final Saturday of the year today @RoyalAcadMusic #junioracademy and what a fantastic year it has been! Wishing all……
@HowardIonascu • Jul 02
Finished our #Laudatechoir rehearsal with Thomas Campion ‘Never weather beaten sail’ - and now it will be racing ro……
@HowardIonascu • Jul 02
Massively looking forward to our first rehearsal tonight for 12 July Concert @TempleChurchLDN…