Tuesday, 27 March 2012

An inspiring conductor. -

Bramwell Tovey
We, that is Huddersfield Choral Society, have a concert of French music this coming Friday and our guest conductor is the guy above who we've worked with on two previous occasions. He is witty and exceedingly clever having the knack of extracting the maximum amount of emotion and drama from a piece of music as well as the performers.


A musician of striking versatility, GRAMMY® Award winning conductor Bramwell Tovey is acknowledged around the world for his artistic depth and his warm, charismatic personality on the podium. Tovey's career as a conductor is uniquely enhanced by his work as a composer and pianist, lending him a remarkable musical perspective. His tenures as music director with the Vancouver Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras have been characterized by his expertise in operatic, choral, British and contemporary repertoire.
Mr. Tovey who is entering his twelfth season as Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony, also continues as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and as founding host and conductor of the New York Philharmonic's Summertime Classics series at Avery Fisher Hall. In 2008, both orchestras co-commissioned him to write a new work, the well-receivedUrban Runway, which has also been premiered in Canada.
An esteemed guest conductor, Mr. Tovey has worked with orchestras in the United States and Europe including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony and Frankfurt Radio Orchestra. In North America, Mr. Tovey has made guest appearances with the orchestras of Baltimore, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Seattle and Montreal as well as ongoing performances with Toronto, where his trumpet concerto, commissioned by that orchestra received its premiere in winter of 2009 as a preview of his first full-length opera "The Inventor" premiered in Calgary in winter 2011. To his already busy summer schedule in 2011 he added debuts with the Cleveland Orchestra and Boston Symphony as well as a return visit to the Philadelphia Orchestra, this time in their summer series in Saratoga, NY.

I feel privileged to be in the company of this exceedingly talented man. 

He was born in the UK in 1953, married a Canadian girl and lives in 


I am standing on the right!

As a further footnote our choir have been invited to sing will be 

again singing at the Royal Albert Hall in August and September in 

the BBC Promenade Concerts.

God Bless