born on 13/5/1957 in Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom
David Hill (choral director)
David Hill (born on 13 May 1957 in Carlisle, Cumberland), is a choral conductor and organist. Beginning July 2013, he holds an appointment to the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. His most high profile roles are as Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers from September 2007, and Musical Director of The Bach Choir from April 1998. He was previously Organist and Director of Music at St John's College, Cambridge, in succession to Christopher Robinson from 2002. He formerly held the same title at Winchester Cathedral from 1987 2002 and at Westminster Cathedral from 1982 1987.
Hill was educated at Chetham's School of Music. He also holds the positions Chief Conductor of the Southern Sinfonia, and Music Director of the Leeds Philharmonic Society. He took up the position of Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers in summer 2007, succeeding Stephen Cleobury, and assumed the presidency of the Incorporated Association of Organists, succeeding Catherine Ennis. He was succeeded at St John's by Andrew Nethsingha.
- Weekend birthdays, "The Guardian", May 12, 2007. p. 43. Accessed on August 16, 2007.
- David Hill Joins Yale Faculty
- The Bach Choir Website
- Rayfield Allied - David Hill - Conductor
- St John's appoints new Director of Music. St John's College, Cambridge website (2007-02-06). Retrieved on 2007-04-20.
- St John's College, Cambridge Choir homepage
- BBC announcement of Chief Conductorship
- The Bach Choir homepage
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