JONATHON HAMPTON vocalist ∙ conductor ∙ songwriter
Jonathon Hampton vocalist | conductor | consultant
Steal Away sung by Pacific Boychoir
Tactus SF: Farrant - Lord, for Thy tender mercy's sake
Mozart "Te Deum" Rehearsal: Pacific Boychoir & Magik*Magik Orchestra
"Children, Go Where I Send Thee" arr. Ruth Elaine Schram: San Francisco Youth Chorus
Jonathon Hampton is a unique and versatile choral conductor of nearly 20 years experience, specializing in early classical music, spirituals, and contemporary, popular repertoire. He is Director of the newly relaunched American Youth Chorus in Washington, DC. He previously created choral programs at Washington International School and in California at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond's King Elementary, Caliber Beta Academy, San Francisco Early Music Society's Music Discovery Workshop and Youth Collegium, and at Grace Church in Newark (NJ) and his alma mater Cornell University.
Having spent his youth in The American Boychoir, Hampton became Associate Director of Music and Outreach for another rare choir school, the Grammy-winning Pacific Boychoir Academy. Over 14 years, he taught all ages, recorded several albums, conducted tours and orchestral collaborations, and trained day-school grades 4-8.
Hampton has also been Artistic Director of the adult Renaissance ensemble, TactusSF, and Associate Director of San Francisco Youth Chorus, both in California. There he has been guest conductor of Piedmont East Bay Children's Chorus, Cantare’s Nova Choir, the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Lafayette Christian Church, and Enriching Lives Through Music. In New York he has guest conducted the Cornell University World Music Choir and at Trinity Wall Street and Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church; in New Jersey at Trinity Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral.