Guildford Chamber Choir

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Steven Grahl enjoys a varied career as both keyboard player and conductor, and took up the post of Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral in September 2014. Prior to this, he spent seven years as Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford, and twelve years as Organist & Director of Music at St Marylebone Parish Church, London. He is a guest conductor for New London Chamber Choir and the Eton Choral Course, and has been Principal Conductor of the Guildford Chamber Choir since 2006.
Recent concerts include directing Handel's Messiah and Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers with the Guildford Chamber Choir, playing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto V in Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre, and giving organ recitals in St Paul's Cathedral, London and Bath Abbey. Steven has given numerous live performances on BBC Radio, made a number of CD recordings, and is regularly responsible for commissioning new works, and directing their first performances. He is also active as a teacher, composer and arranger.

A prize-winning graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford, and the Royal Academy of Music, Steven gained the top prize in his FRCO examination, and is also a holder of the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medallion.  In 2010, Steven was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, and he is currently a Junior Fellow in Choral Direction at Birmingham Conservatoire.  Steven was an interpretation finalist in the International Organ Competitions at St Albans (UK) in 2011, and in Dudelange (Luxembourg) in 2013.

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July 2016