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Daniel Hyde appointed Musical Director and Principal Conductor

The City of London Choir is delighted to announce Daniel Hyde as its new Musical Director and Principal Conductor, effective from September 2024.

Daniel has been Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge since 2019, and brings a wealth of experience to his new role. A world-famous organist with an early background as a chorister at Durham Cathedral, he has directed ensembles including the BBC Singers, Britten Sinfonia, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Experience with UK choruses includes The Bach Choir and the Philharmonia Chorus. Previous posts have included Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, New York, Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford, and Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Daniel said: “I am delighted to have been invited to join the team at CLC and greatly look forward to taking the Choir beyond its 60th birthday. When I worked with CLC recently I was struck by the engaging attitude they brought to their music-making, and I hope I will be able to build on that and bring my own experience for the positive good of the group. With such a friendly and passionate group of people I hope I will be able to lead them over many years to come.”

CLC Chairman, Daniel Mansfield, said: “Daniel has forged a strong bond with us, and I know that his vision and expertise will enhance the choir's passion for singing and its musical aspirations. The whole recruitment period has been inspirational and we are enormously grateful to the outstanding field of candidates with whom we've sung over the last few months. The choir is entering an exciting new chapter in this, its seventh decade. We are thrilled to be working with Daniel on our plans for the future.”

Daniel Hyde’s first concert as Musical Director will be a performance of the Mozart Requiem with the RPO at Cadogan Hall on 12th November 2024. Before then, he will appear as guest conductor in our concert at St Giles Cripplegate on Saturday 15th June.


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