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David Hill

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David Hill
Professor Adjunct of Choral Conducting Institute of Sacred Music
Principal Conductor, Yale Schola Cantorum Institute of Sacred Music
At YSM Since: 2013
Award(s): Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (2010), Royal School of Church Music Honorary Membership (2007), University of Southampton Honorary Doctorate (2002)

David Hill

David Hill has had a long and distinguished career as one of the leading conductors in Europe. Currently, he is the Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, Music Director of the Bach Choir, Chief Conductor of the Southern Sinfonia, Music Director of the Leeds Philharmonic Society, and Associate Guest Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. With more than 70 recordings to his credit, Hill has performed choral repertoire in virtually every style and from every period—from Gregorian chant to Renaissance polyphony and from Baroque oratorios to modern masterpieces for chorus and orchestra. He has also commissioned dozens of works from the today’s leading composers.

At the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Hill conducts the Yale Schola Cantorum, with whom he has made several recordings. The ensemble’s latest release on Hyperion Records, featuring Iain Farrington’s chamber-ensemble arrangement of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem garnered enthusiastic reviews.

Previously, Hill was Master of the Music at Winchester and Westminster cathedrals, Music Director of the Waynflete Singers, Artistic Director of the Philharmonia Chorus, and Director of Music at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He received his master of arts degree from the University of Cambridge.