Conductor / Organist / Festival Director

David Hill

David Hill MBE is renowned for his fine musicianship and is widely respected as both a choral and an orchestral conductor and an organist. Dr Hill has a long and distinguished career as one of the leading conductors in Europe. He has held appointments as chief conductor of the BBC Singers, musical director of the Bach Choir, chief conductor of the Southern Sinfonia, music director of Leeds Philharmonic Society, and associate guest conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

In recognition of his services to music, Hill has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton, an honorary Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music, and an honorary membership to the Royal Academy of Music.

David has been Master of the Music at Winchester and Westminster Cathedrals, music director of the Waynflete Singers, artistic director of the Philharmonia Chorus, and director of music at St John’s College, Cambridge.

With over one hundred recordings to his credit, he has performed virtually every style and period in the choral repertoire from Gregorian chant to Renaissance polyphony, from Baroque oratorios to modern masterpieces for chorus and orchestra.

He has commissioned dozens of works from leading composers of today, including Judith Bingham, Francis Pott, Patrick Gowers, Sir John Tavener, Philip Wilby, and Jonathan Dove. Hill maintains an active career as organist and pianist in recitals worldwide. David is Professor Adjunct of Choral Conducting at Yale University, USA, and Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum.

Noël Tredinnick