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David Swinson

Director – David Swinson

David Swinson was Head Chorister at Magdalen College, Oxford, before studying piano and organ at The Royal College of Music and then Music as Organ Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge. Musical distinctions during this period included five RCM prizes, a scholarship from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, and his Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists.

Since graduation David has enjoyed a busy career as a teacher, conductor and organist. As an organist, he has given recitals throughout Europe and in the USA, and as a conductor he has worked with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta and the London Mozart Players. David has been Director of Music at Trinity School, Croydon, and Director of Trinity Boys Choir since 2001.

Michael Holiday

Associate Director – Michael Holiday

Michael Holiday was a Music Scholar at Epsom College and a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. On leaving school, he spent a year as a choral scholar at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, London, before going on to study Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he also held an Academical Clerkship and sang with the College Choir on numerous recordings.

Following graduation Michael taught music at City of London School for four years before taking up his current post of Assistant Director of Music and Head of Academic Music at Trinity School in September 2011.

Michael made his debut as a Director of the choir in November 2011 in a performance of Fauré’s Requiem at Wachock Abbey, Poland.

Gillian Plummer

Associate Director – Gillian Plummer

Gillian Plummer graduated from Durham University in 2006 where she studied Music and achieved a first in her finalist recital in voice. She became Graduate Musician at the Leys school, Cambridge, before taking up her current post at Trinity School, Croydon.

Gillian was a member of the National Youth Choir for 8 years, during which time she recorded several albums and went on tour to America. She is now a member of their professional chamber choir Laudibus and recorded their Grammy nominated album of Eric Whitacre’s music ‘Light and Gold’. As a soloist, Gillian has performed extensively around the country, both for choral societies and opera companies.

Katharine Fuge

Vocal coach – Katharine Fuge

Katharine Fuge grew up in Jersey and moved to London to study music at The City University. As a respected and versatile performer, she has a busy and varied schedule appearing regularly in major festivals and concert venues worldwide.

She excels in the music of J. S. Bach and career highlights have included the B Minor Mass at the BBC Proms with the English Baroque Soloists, the St John Passion with the Gabrieli Consort & Players, and 'Jauchzet Gott' with the Akademie für Alte Musik.

Conductors with whom she has worked include Harry Christophers, John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, David Hill, Ton Koopman, Paul McCreesh, and Roger Norrington. Her recordings include assorted Cantatas from John Eliot Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, Bach Cantatas with Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort (GRAMOPHONE Editor's Choice for September 2007), Handel's 'Dixit Dominus' and Vivaldi's Gloria and Messiah with Musica Florea Prague.

Richard Wilberforce

Vocal coach – Richard Wilberforce

Richard Wilberforce made his operatic debut with Trinity Boys Choir as Mustardseed in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at English National Opera. He went on to study Music as a choral scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, and at the Royal College of Music as the Charles Branchini Scholar. He now enjoys a busy career as a conductor, singer, teacher and composer.

Richard is considered to be one of the most exciting young British choral conductors and he is currently Director of the Hallé Youth Choir, the Exon Singers and the Leeds Philharmonic Choir. He is a member of the choir at St Bride’s, Fleet St, and the Monteverdi Choir, and he has appeared as a soloist in operatic performances throughout Europe. His compositions have been broadcast on BBC Radio and he has been commissioned Choir and Organ Magazine and the British Art Music Society.