As a vital resource in the BBC's music output, the BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, the versatility of this 24-voice ensemble is second to none.
The choir's unrivalled expertise in performing the latest contemporary scores has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries - including Poulenc, Britten and Boulez.
Chief Conductor: David Hill
Widely recognised as one of the UK's leading choral directors, David Hill was appointed Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers in 2007. He is Associate Guest Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Bach Choir, Chief Conductor of the Southern Sinfonia and Music Director of the Leeds Philharmonic Society.
Principal Guest Conductor: Paul Brough
Paul Brough has conducted many of the UK's leading ensembles, including a seven-season partnership with the Hanover Band, of which he was Principal Conductor, 2007–10. In 2007, he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for "distinction in the music profession" and was appointed joint Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers in January 2011.
Principal Guest Conductor: Bob Chilcott
Bob Chilcott has been involved in choral music all his life, as a chorister and Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and a member of the British vocal group The King's Singers. Over the last eight years, Bob has poured his energy into choral composition, conducting, and promoting choral singing throughout the world.
Conductor Laureate: Stephen Cleobury
Stephen Cleobury is associated with two of Britain's most famous choirs. As Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge and Conductor Laureate of the BBC Singers, he also works with leading symphony orchestras and period instrument ensembles.