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Musical Director

Richard Harker

Richard Harker

Richard is musical director of Landmark Sound, Teatime Opera, APP Singers, and associate conductor of St John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus. He is assistant conductor for Dulwich Chamber Choir, and has recently been guest conductor of Streatham Choral Society. He jointly runs Vocalize music workshops with Hilary Campbell and is European musical director for RelaxSing Tours. Richard is part of the founding team for the Voices of London Festival, at which he conducted the 2014 festival’s finale, the first staged production of Harvey’s Passion and Resurrection in twelve years.

Richard graduated with an MA in Choral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music, receiving the Thomas Armstrong Prize. He read music at, and was organ scholar of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he received the Swinburne Prize, before working as a schoolteacher. Current projects include Donizetti’s Rita, and a male-voice concert series entitled Schubert And The Boys. From September 2015 Richard will begin tenures as Musical Director of The Hythe Singers and the Howard Wallace Chorale.

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