Manvinder Rattan is a choral and orchestral conductor and trainer of conductors. He has been Musical Director of the John Lewis Partnership Music Society since 1995. Having inherited one choir, the society now has over eighteen. It also has an orchestra, rock band, and Music Tuition Service on two sites; they gave over twenty-five performances last year.
Manvinder is also Head of Conductor Training for Sing for Pleasure, leading a team of tutors which teaches around 200 conductors a year on a training scheme, which is nationally-accredited. Freelance engagements also keep Manvinder busy with guest conducting and teaching both here and abroad. In 2012, Manvinder was invited to join Gareth Malone for ‘The Choir’, this time focussing on singing in the workplace. Manvinder was a judge in the series which was broadcast in September 2012 on BBC2 and he continues to be a popular adjudicator both in the UK and abroad.