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 from September 2007, and Musical Director of The Bach Choir from April 1998.[3] 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.[4] He was succeeded at St John's by Andrew Nethsingha.[5]


  1. ^ Weekend birthdays, "The Guardian", May 12, 2007. p. 43. Accessed on August 16, 2007.
  2. ^ David Hill Joins Yale Faculty
  3. ^ The Bach Choir Website
  4. ^ Rayfield Allied - David Hill - Conductor
  5. ^ "St John's appoints new Director of Music". St John's College, Cambridge website. 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2007-04-20. 

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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