David Hill (choral director)

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David Hill (born on 13 May 1957[1] in Carlisle, Cumberland), is a choral conductor and organist. Beginning July 2013, he holds an appointment to the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.[2] His most high-profile roles are as Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers since September 2007, and Musical Director of The Bach Choir since April 1998.[3]

He also holds the positions Chief Conductor of the Southern Sinfonia, and Music Director of the Leeds Philharmonic Society.

Hill is President of the Incorporated Association of Organists, succeeding Catherine Ennis.[4]

Past career

Hill was educated at Chetham's School of Music.

He was Organist and Director of Music at Westminster Cathedral from 1982–1987, at Winchester Cathedral from 1987-2002, and at St John's College, Cambridge from 2003-2007.


  1. Weekend birthdays, "The Guardian", May 12, 2007. p. 43. Accessed on August 16, 2007.
  2. Yale Institute of Sacred Music page for David Hill
  3. The Bach Choir Website
  4. Rayfield Allied - David Hill - Conductor

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Preceded by
Stephen Cleobury
Director of Music, Westminster Cathedral
Succeeded by
James O'Donnell
Preceded by
Martin Neary
Director of Music, Winchester Cathedral
Succeeded by
Andrew Lumsden
Preceded by
Christopher Robinson
Director of Music, St John's College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Andrew Nethsingha
Preceded by
Sir David Willcocks
Musical Director, The Bach Choir
1998 - present