David Hill, conductor
with Thomas Murray, organ
Renowned for his fine musicianship across an extensive range of repertoire, David Hill is widely respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor. His talent has been recognized by appointments as chief conductor of The BBC Singers, musical director of the Bach Choir , chief conductor of the Southern Sinfonia, music director of Leeds Philharmonic Society and associate guest conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton in recognition of his services to music.
David Hill’s broad-ranging discography extends to over seventy recordings, including many award-winners. He is engaged in committing to disc a series of works by major English choral composers with the Bach Choir and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for Naxos, the next being Delius’s Mass of Life.
Yale Schola Cantorum, founded in 2003 by Simon Carrington, is a 24-voice chamber choir that sings in concerts and choral services. Supported by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with the School of Music, and open by audition to all Yale students, it specializes in music from before 1750 and the last hundred years. David Hill is the principal conductor; Masaaki Suzuki, who led the ensemble from 2009 to 2013, remains affiliated as principal guest conductor.