About the conductor

Dan Ludford-Thomas
Dan Ludford-Thomas  began singing as a chorister at St Matthew’s Church, Northampton, and in 1986 became ‘Choirboy of the Year’ which led to radio and television broadcasts, and concerts at many of the major venues throughout the UK.

Dan won choral scholarships to Wells Cathedral and Durham Cathedral where he read music at the University. On arrival in London he continued his vocal studies with Richard Smart and Nicholas Powell and conducting with Rumon Gamba and Mark Shanahan.

As a tenor, Dan has performed regularly with many major ensembles, including Chapelle du Roi, The Kings Consort, The Academy of Ancient Music, Florilegium, and The Sixteen and has sung with many choral societies as a soloist.

As a conductor he performs regularly in major concert venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Royal Albert Hall and most recently, conducting over 300 singers and the Forest Philharmonic in a performance of Handel's Messiah in the Royal Festival Hall.

Dan is in demand as a choral animateur, directing choral workshops and projects in the UK and internationally. He was at the forefront in the delivery of the national singing initiative ‘Singup’ in collaboration with Ex Cathedra with whom he enjoys a long association as part of a team delivering singing programmes and concerts.

In 2012 Dan worked as a conductor on the BBC's 'Sing While You Work' series and has continued as Artistic Director of Lewisham Hospital Trust Choir.

Dan is currently Head of Singing at Dulwich College, and is a singing teacher at Eton College. He is the Associate Conductor of The Hackney Singers, Musical Director of Concordia Chamber Choir and the Director of Music of Lewisham Choral Society.


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