Our Conductor is:
PHILIP REDFERNPhilip has been singing and involved in choirs as long as he can remember.
Since making his conducting debut aged 16 in his native Bedford, he has increasingly stood in front of rather than facing the audience. At home, in Edinburgh as a student (where he was the first undergraduate to conduct the EUMS Chorus) and while teaching in Cheltenham, Sunderland, Durham, Malvern and since 1999 back in Edinburgh, he has directed choirs and orchestras of all shapes, sizes and repertoire.
His choirs have won numerous awards, made successful recordings, and broadcast live on Classic FM and the BBC. They have also regularly commissioned and premiered new works by composers such as Andrew Carter, Will Todd, and Richard Lloyd.
In recent years Philip has worked with Cadenza and The Edinburgh Singers and is currently Choral Director at St Michael and All Saints Church, Edinburgh, and directs choral workshops for The Early Music Forum of Scotland.
As chair of The Association of British Choral Directors in Scotland he has been involved in organising 2 large-scale international Conventions as well as regional events North of the Border, and has run choral conducting courses with Christopher Bell and Max Frei (Germany).
When not directing musicians Philip is a keen printmaker and viol-player.