Cardiff Polyphonic Choir

 

 
David Young: Music Director    
  David is a freelance conductor working on a diverse range of projects across the UK. As well as his work with Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, he is also Choral Director at The Yehudi Menuhin School, Musical Director of Stafford Choral Society, and currently holds the Sir Alexander Gibson Fellowship with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, working regularly with the RSNO Chorus. He has also recently been appointed Musical Director of Reading Bach Choir, and is currently Acting Director of Music with Southend Festival Chorus.

David studied at the University of Manchester and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His recent guest work has included the Royal College of Music Chorus, New London Chamber Choir and various choral societies and chamber choirs across the South of England, and he has also conducted The Portrait Choir (The National Portrait Gallery’s Choir in Residence) and St Martin’s Voices in performances in London. He has recently broadcast on BBC Radio with the Polys, and during his time in Manchester worked extensively with the Hallé, including preparing members of the University Chamber Choir for a role alongside the Hallé Choir and Orchestra in Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under the baton of Sir Mark Elder. He has prepared choirs for Justin Doyle (Brahms Requiem), James Burton (Walton Belshazzar’s Feast) and Owain Arwel Hughes (Verdi Requiem; Holst The Planets), as well as acting as Chorus Master for Christopher Bell with the RSNO.

He lives in South London, and also continues to work as a professional singer David enjoys playing sport (especially football and cricket) and engaging with many and varied types of music, visual art and literature, and is continually inspired by the power of art to engage, challenge and enrich.


David Geoffrey Thomas: Accompanist    
 

David studied music at University College, Cardiff, winning prizes for both organ playing and conducting. He is Director of the Cathedral Parish Choir and Director of ‘Cantores Landavenses’ which he has conducted at Worcester, Exeter, Salisbury, Ely, Wells, Truro and St.Paul’s Cathedral and at Westminster Abbey.  David has presented music programmes both for BBC and independent radio. He is the President of the South East Wales Organists' Association, and is in much demand as an accompanist and organist for choirs across the whole of South Wales and as an organ recitalist.

 

 


Alison Ling:  Voice coach    

 

Prior to her recent return to Wales, Alison has been a well known singing teacher in Berkshire with over 20 years teaching experience and is an active member of the Association of Teachers of Singing. Alison's teaching covers all age ranges with emphasis on technique, aiding each student to understand their own vocal anatomy and instrument in a detailed way so allowing each voice to develop its own unique sound. Alison trained at the Royal College of Music, has worked professionally in and around the South East and for BBC Radio. Currently, she is teaching at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

 

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