Valerie Hoppé, M.B.E.,G.G.S.M., L.G.S.M., A.R.C.M.
Valerie Hoppé trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, specialising in Choral Conducting, Singing and Piano. She is widely known as a Choral Director, teacher and adjudicator, and is particularly in demand for her work with the development of young voices, both in solo and choral work. She has a large teaching practice, working with solo voices of all ages and levels. She has been responsible for the organisation, training and direction of many community
performances of major choral works, including Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’, Haydn’s ‘Creation’, and the Requiems of Mozart and Fauré.
On many occasions she has organised and directed massed children’s choirs in performances of various cantatas.
Valerie has performed with many well-known artists including the opera singer Benjamin Luxon, the percussionist Evelyn Glennie and the cellist Julian Lloyd-Webber, as well as the major Military bands in Britain, such as the band of the Welsh Guards and the Band of the Irish Guards.
She is currently director of five choirs.
In addition to her work with choirs, she has a large number of singing students, ranging from beginners and many young singers to highly experienced performers.
In 2003 she was awarded the M.B.E. for her services to music.