Jonathan Rogers BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip. ABRSM
After attaining a BA (Hons) in Music and PGCE from Bristol University, Jonathan returned to South Wales to begin his teaching career and within three years was promoted to Head of Music at Penyrheol Comprehensive School. Since Autumn 2014 he has occupied the role of Curriculum Leader of Music for Gower College Swansea.
Since 2007 Jonathan has been the Musical Director of the Dunvant Male Choir and has worked in some prestigious venues including the Brangwyn Hall, St David’s Hall, York Minster, Lichfield Cathedral, Royal Albert Hall and the Philharmonie Essen. He has also had the opportunity to work with prominent soloists including Alfie Boe, Rebecca Evans, Wynne Evans, Ha Young Lee and Sir Willard White.
His excellent reputation as a conductor, arranger and soloist has grown in recent years and this has resulted in further appointments. These include Musical Director of Morriston Tabernacle Choir from 2012 to 2014, Deputy Festival Conductor for the London Welsh Male Voice Choir Festival of Male Choirs 2012 and 2014 and he began his conductorship with the Swansea Philharmonic Choir in January 2015.
Jonathan has since led the choir with memorable performances of Britten’s epic War Requiem and Bach’s sumptuous B Minor Mass. He continues to combine his work in education with his busy life as a conductor in the Swansea area and is always looking to provide performance opportunities for young people. In 2021 Jonathan was awarded a Silver Prize in the Pearson National Teaching Awards and was the sole Welsh practitioner to be successful in the Further Education category.