Timothy Brown (conductor)
Brown conducting in Innsbruck
|Born||9 December 1946|
|Alma mater||King's College, Cambridge|
|Known for||Choral conductor, choirmaster of Clare College, Cambridge|
Timothy (Tim) Brown (born 9 December 1946) is an English choral conductor. He was a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and later an alto choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge, under the direction of Sir David Willcocks. He went on to become a lay clerk at New College, Oxford, and later as a schoolteacher for a number of years.
In 1979 he succeeded John Rutter as Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge and Director of Choir of Clare College Cambridge. In his time at Clare he released several acclaimed recordings with the choir (largely on the Naxos label) by composers including Rutter, Vaughan Williams and Stainer.
In 1986 he re-founded the Cambridge University Chamber Choir, directing annual performances of all the major Bach and Handel oratorios. He later founded the London-based professional chamber choir, English Voices.
In 2010, he retired as Director of Music at Clare College, and became Visiting Director of the choir of Robinson College, Cambridge, aiding its meteoric rise in the choral world. In 2011 he founded The Zürich Singing Academy; he now divides his time between Zurich and Cambridge.
- Timothy Brown. Palestinemusicfestivals.org.
- Naxos label website http://www.naxos.com/
- "English Voices Homepage".
- "Norwich Cathedral Profile".
- Hickman, Pamela. (6 July 2011) Pamela Hickman's Music Interviews Blog: British conductor Timothy Brown talks about his career till now, his future plans and about conducting professional- and amateur choirs. Pamelahickmansmusicinterviews.blogspot.co.uk.
- "Choir Biography".
- White, Michael. "Lift up your voices in praise of our brilliant British choirs". Telegraph.
- "Robinson College Chapel Choir Page". Robinson College.
- About. Sing-akademie.ch (27 January 2014).