Dorking Choral Society are delighted to announce that Hilary Campbell, Musical Director of P&O Ferries Choir – the group who won the recent BBC2 series The Choir – has been appointed MD of DCS, and takes up the baton with rehearsals starting this September.
Hilary Campbell is a freelance musician based in London, and is founder and director of professional chamber choir Blossom Street, a guest conductor with Radio 4’s BBC Daily Service Singers, conductor of several office choirs and Assistant Conductor of the 300 strong Barts Choir. As well as working with several other choruses, she is Musical Director of P&O Ferries Choir, the group who won the recent BBC2 series The Choir: Sing While You Work 2, whom she met whilst filming for the series.
Hilary gained a Distinction for an MMus in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music with Patrick Russill. Following her studies, she returned as the Meaker Fellow 2012-13, the first choral conductor to have been thus honoured.
This summer, Hilary acts as the committee chair for a brand new choral festival in London. Celebrating the extraordinary range of choral diversity on offer in the capital and beyond, the Voices of London Festival 2014 showcases ensembles of all shapes and sizes, from community choruses and youth choirs to professional chamber choirs and operatic ensembles.
In addition to her regular conducting work, Hilary also acts as an adjudicator, choral workshop leader and guest conductor. With Blossom Street, she has released two award winning Naxos recordings, and she is also a published composer.
“I very much look forward to commencing as Musical Director of Dorking Choral Society in the autumn,” said Hilary. Barbara Christopher, Chairman of Dorking Choral Society added “We are delighted to have appointed Hilary, and look forward to welcoming all DCS voices – and of course any new voices who wish to join us – when we start rehearsals again on 10 September”.
Dorking Choral Society is a non auditioned choir that strives for the highest standards, and is a warm and welcoming group. We meet at Powell Cordery School, Dorking on Wednesday evenings, 7:45 to 9:45pm. If you would like to join us, please do get in touch:
Chairman: Barbara Christopher01306 884656 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Chris Beckley 01403 240093 email@example.com