Some pupils choose to study singing and vocal technique with our specialist voice coach. Singing is thus available as an additional supporting study.
David Condry is Musical Director of Kingston Orpheus Choir. A professional choral director of several years’ experience, David has been conducting choirs since his student days at Leeds University. David’s first appointment as a conductor came at the age of 22 with Morley Music Society in West Yorkshire. David founded the Leeds based semi-professional chamber choir Ecclesia, in 2007 and continued to direct this critically acclaimed choir until handing over the reins last year to Daniel Justin, Organist of Leeds Cathedral. David has always been keen to encourage young musicians; whilst in Yorkshire, David was Director of Choral Music at Hipperholme Grammar School in Halifax where he founded the Boy’s choir.
From 2009 to 2011, David was Assistant Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral and in this role directed the cathedral choirs and played the organ for cathedral services, CD recordings, BBC radio broadcasts and foreign tours, conducting the cathedral choir to packed audiences in northern Spain. David has studied orchestral conducting and choral direction with a number of tutors, most recently Paul Spicer. As an organist, David continues to play, mostly as an accompanist; he is a deputy organist at Guildford Cathedral and has accompanied for Tenebrae.
David is also active as a professional singer, frequently singing in professional church choirs, performing roles in operas, giving song recitals and also sings with professional ensembles. David has performed internationally as a singer, most notably in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, several venues in Rome, Florence and Siena, the Netherlands and recently New York and Boston. Recent solo works have included Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater.