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History of Choir

Trinity Boys Choir has been at the forefront of the British musical scene for the past fifty years. The boys are all pupils at Trinity School, Croydon, London, which is considered to be one of the top schools for Music in the UK.

From 1964 until 2001 the choir was directed by David Squibb, who had studied with the Royal Marine Band and at the Royal Academy of Music. David was assisted by the arranger and pianist David de Warrenne, who was a member of London’s Temple Church. During this period the choir established its reputation for musical excellence and versatility, and close relationships were built with the major opera houses and orchestras.


First professional broadcast on BBC Radio


BBC Proms debut


Bing Crosby’s Christmas Special for TV

Recording of Stravinsky’s Mass with Leonard Bernstein for Deutsche Grammophon


Performed Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Aldeburgh Festival


Association with Glyndebourne Opera begins

TV broadcast of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Tour to Hong Kong


Association with The Royal Opera House begins


Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Aix-en-Provence


Association with English National Opera begins

David Swinson became Director of the choir in 2001 following David Squibb’s retirement. During his tenure the international profile of the choir has developed with performances throughout Europe, in Japan, and the USA. The choir has also made numerous TV and radio appearances, including the Royal Variety Performance and Handel’s Messiah with the Gabrieli Consort.


Recording of Walton’s Henry V Suite with the BBC Symphony Orchestra


Monteverdi’s Vespers with the Monteverdi Choir in St Mark’s, Venice


Concert with the Vienna Boys Choir in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, Vienna


Performed at the BBC Proms Concert to celebrate HM the Queen’s 80th Birthday


Tour to Japan


Tour to Czech Republic


Hansel und Gretel DVD with Glyndebourne


Carmen DVD with Royal Opera House


Michael Bublé Christmas Special on TV


Pride of Britain Awards, Children in Need and Royal Variety Performance on TV


Performances in Israel, Germany, Poland, Italy and Holland


Performances in USA, Finland, Germany, Belgium


Return to Aix-en-Provence Festival and major Japan Tour


50th Anniversary Concert at Glyndebourne. A Midsummer Night's Dream at Glyndebourne and for Aix-en-Provence Festival in Beijing. First tour to China. Hannover A-Cappella-Woche with NINE.


First CD recording with Rondeau Productions. Recording of the month in MusicWeb-International. Debut of EIGHT at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. Appearance on BBC 1 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.


CD of Refugium released to critical acclaim. Performances in China, Italy, Germany, Spain, Holland and France. A Midsummer Night's Dream at ENO and RCM.


7 April - 13 April 8.00pm

The Turn of The Screw for Opera National Lorraine

Opera National Lorraine, Nancy, France

14 May 8.00pm

NINE and Cirrus Voices Concert at Trifolion

St Willibrord's Basilica, Echternach

22 June - 11 July 6.00pm

The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne Opera House


Covid-19 cancellations

We are sorry to inform you that all events arranged for our Spring and Summer...


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