Graham Wili: Musical Director

We feel very fortunate to have had Graham as Musical Director for over ten years.  He is a true all-round musician, with a busy and varied professional career.  To work with him on a piece of music is an education in itself, and we are astounded time and again at the quality of performance that he can draw out from us.

Graham is also Musical Director of Chorleywood Choral Society, and Principal Conductor of the English Philharmonia.  He has performed in some of the most prestigious concert venues throughout England and across Europe.

He made his Royal Festival Hall conducting debut in spring 2003, with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem, and returned there two years later with Truly, Madly Mozart, a combination of operatic excerpts and the C Minor Mass.  His most recent Royal Festival Hall appearance was in 2008, when he conducted the world premiere of Chris Williams’s Songs of the Coromandel Coast to a standing ovation, in a performance that was recorded live by Omnibus Classics.  With the English Philharmonia Chamber Choir, Graham has made a recording of carols by Chris Williams, Nowell! Nowell!, released in June 2010.

As Chorus Master Graham has worked with Grange Park Opera, and in a review for The Guardian of Tchaikovsky’s The Enchantress, critic Andrew Clements singled out the chorus for special mention as being ‘superbly drilled’.

Graham is also Musical Director of the Gaudeamus Singers and conductor of the BP Choir.  He regularly provides voice coaching for the National Youth Choir of Wales, and has been a vocal coach on the Liturgical Music courses for the last four years.

A thriving, 100-strong mixed voice choir. Friendly, welcoming, non-auditioned but high achieving.