“Brilliantly prepared by Chorusmaster Gregory Batsleer, [SCO Chorus] sang with verve, energy and commitment.” The Scotsman, May 2011.
Gregory has held the position of Chorusmaster with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since 2009. He is Artistic Director of the National Portrait Gallery's Choir in Residence Programme and Principal Conductor of its newly-formed professional chamber choir, the Portrait Choir. Gregory is also Musical Director of the Dorking Choral Society, one of the UK's oldest choral ensembles, founded in 1872.
Previous posts include Director of Hallé Youth Choir (2008-2011) and Director of Choirs at Manchester University (2009-2013). He maintains close associations with the RNCM outreach department and Amadeus Orchestra.
As guest conductor, recent and forthcoming highlights include performances with the Hallé, Academy of Ancient Music, Brandenburg Sinfonia, RCM Parry Orchestra and Choir, Nonesuch Orchestra, Rodolfus Choir, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, the chapel choir at Royal Naval College Greenwich and festivals including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and Three Choirs Festival. He has been guest chorus master for orchestras including Northern Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, working with leading international conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Markus Stenz, Adam Fischer, Louis Langrée, Sir Roger Norrington and Robin Ticciati.
Outside conducting, Gregory has worked as musical advisor and consultant on performance and recording projects with artists including Elbow, James, Tim Burgess, Damon Albarn and New Order. He has a close working relationship with composer Joe Duddell and has premiered works by composers including Colin Metters, Uri Caine and Ben Parry. He is Artistic Director of live music promoters Pencil Presents and singer in the creative duo PigsEar, with Edinburgh pianist Will Pickvance.
Between 2007-2012, Gregory held scholarships at Princeton University and the Royal College of Music. He is grateful to have received tuition and support from leading musicians including Baldur Brönniman, Martyn Brabbins, Simon Carrington and Simon Halsey.