|Announcing the decision to
appoint David Young as the new Music Director and Conductor of the
Choir to succeed Neil Ferris in May 2015.
David is a familiar face to us, having worked as
Assistant Conductor for last year’s performance of Belshazzar’s Feast with
Wimbledon Choral Society in Guildford Cathedral, and having sung with
the choir on a number of occasions during the last 12 months.
His previous choral conducting
experience includes directing all of the major choirs at the University
of Manchester, where he received a special one-off award for services to
He conducts Stafford
Choral Society where he is currently Music Director. He acts as
assistant conductor for groups across the UK including Manchester
Chamber Choir, The Portrait Choir at the National Portrait Gallery,
Keele Bach Choir, Choral Societies in Wimbledon, Dorking and Salford and
the London Welsh Chorale.
I’m utterly delighted to have the opportunity
to lead this thriving choir, hopefully into new challenges and to still
greater heights. The Poly's reputation is well-deserved, and my aim is
to build on that through continually innovative and rewarding
programming and by demanding high standards of the choir.
I hope and I believe that
audiences will continue to be impressed with the performances in the
coming years. I relish the challenge!