Chiswick Choir Gets New Director of Music

Rehearsing for their forthcoming concert of 20th Century French music


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Chiswick Choir’s first concert with their new Musical Director, Hilary Campbell will take place on Saturday 28 November at 7.30pm at St Michael and All Angels, Turnham Green.

Hilary is a freelance musician and conductor. Her early training was as a singer but for some years her main focus has been conducting. She is the founder and director of Blossom Street, a professional chamber choir which has made several highly acclaimed CD’s, and includes some of her own compositions. Hilary has conducted in the UK, Japan, Spain, France, Sweden and Germany and on TV and radio.

She works with a number of choirs including the Music Makers of London in Barnes, the Dorking Choral Society, the Barts Choir and she took over the P & O Ferries Choir after they won a televised workplace choir competition with Gareth Malone, having met the singers during filming.

The concert programme focuses on Durufle’s Requiem, and the first half will also include music by Villette a pupil of Durufle, and Faure, one of the most revered French romantic composers.

As a Musical Director with a singing background, Hilary’s emphasis from her start in September has been on the quality of the sound the choir makes. The Durufle Requiem with its mediaevil plain chant influences developed into striking harmonies and rythms is a perfect opportunity for the choir to demonstrate these developments.

The Spring Concert will feature works by Vaughn-Williams and Elgar. In the summer the Choir will be giving its first jazz based concert, featuring Will Todd's Mass in Blue and various jazz works. Then the choir will join other London Choirs to take part in the Voices of London Festival in early July.

The choir always welcomes new singers especially younger ones. More information about the choir and concert from

November 13, 2015

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