Malcolm Archer has held the post of Organist and Director of Music at Bristol, Wells, and St Paul’s Cathedrals, and was for eleven years Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College before enjoying a freelance career as conductor and composer. He holds Fellowships from the Royal College of Organists, Royal School of Church Music, and the Guild of Church Musicians, and directs the choir for the Jean Langlais Festival in France. His catalogue of more than 250 works is published predominantly by Oxford University Press, RSCM, Hymns Ancient and Modern, and Kevin Mayhew.
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Bob Chilcott is a world-renowned composer and conductor, with a catalogue of 300 choral titles, published by Oxford University Press. He has conducted choirs in more than 30 countries, and works annually with choir festivals as adjudicator and conductor, and with many thousands of amateur singers in an ongoing series of singing days. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers, Principal Conductor of Birmingham University Singers, and a former member of The King’s Singers. His music has been released by Signum, Hyperion, and Naxos.
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Alan Bullard was for many years Head of Composition at Colchester Institute, and now works as a composer and ABRSM examiner. In 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Essex, and in 2010 two of his publications received awards from the Music Industries Association. Many of his choral publications are published by Oxford University Press and others by Novello, Colne Edition, and GIA. The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, directed by Sarah MacDonald, has recorded two discs of his music including the cantatas O Come Emmanuel and Wondrous Cross for the Regent label.
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Paul Carr studied voice and piano at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and in 2014 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Nottingham Trent University. His music is published by Goodmusic Publishing and has been widely recorded on the Stone Records and Dutton labels. It receives performances in the UK, USA, and across Europe and has received extensive radio coverage on Classic FM. His major works include Requiem for an Angel, Seven Last Words, and his new commission, Four Last Seasons.
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Robert Dean has enjoyed a busy freelance schedule first as a singer and later as a conductor with opera companies and choirs including the London Choral Society where he acted as principal conductor for five years and the world-renowned Philharmonia Chorus, for whom he was Artistic Director for ten years. He is Artistic Director of the Oxford Orpheus Choir, vocal coach at the National Opera Studio, and Professor of Singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as well as a popular workshop clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator.
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Edward-Rhys Harry is a Welsh composer and conductor and advocates professional training and development, leading workshops in singing and conducting, and running development programmes for choral conductors through The Harry Ensemble and Coro Optimum. In 2022 he published The Listening Conductor, a reference support including unique vocal exercises and tips for the conductor and their choir.
He is Artistic Director of Chamber Choir Wales, Musical Director of London Welsh Chorale, Harlow Chorus, and London Welsh Male Voice Choir, and Honorary Conductor of Sandgrenska Manskören. He directs the 1000-voice Male Choirs Festival, and has conducted in Australia, Argentina, and the USA. He is Conductor-in-Residence of the British Sinfonietta Orchestra, and has recently collaborated with Welsh National Opera and the National Theatre.