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2023 sees the final six months of Hilary Davan Wetton’s epic time as the choir’s esteemed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.

The choir has had just two conductors since its foundation in 1963. Hilary Davan Wetton took over from founder Donald Cashmore in 1989 and the choir has enjoyed Hilary’s musical direction ever since. The choir is indebted to Hilary for his inspirational leadership, expertise, energy and enthusiasm throughout his remarkable tenure.

“Hilary has inspired singers in the CLC for over 30 years with his inimitable musicianship, drive and unrelenting pursuit of excellence,” comments Daniel Mansfield, Chairman, City of London Choir. “I’d like to thank him publicly, on behalf of the choir, for his consummate artistry, dedication and unfailing commitment. He has been instrumental in shaping the CLC’s reputation as one of the best non-professional choirs in the country. We will miss him enormously.”

The focus of Hilary’s final months with the choir will be a farewell performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Barbican on 14th March 2023. 

For more information about the post of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, please contact Celia Clark at City of London Choir: PR@cityoflondonchoir.org or Jenny Robinson, General Manager: GM@cityoflondonchoir.org

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