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New Musical Director

We are delighted to announce that Thom Meredith has been appointed as Musical Director of the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir.

Thom Meredith

Thom studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama while reading Music at Brasenose College, Oxford where he was awarded an Exhibition as conductor of the Chapel Choir (1985-87).

Following his graduation he gained a PGCE qualification from the University of Leeds and taught music in schools in North and West Yorkshire including seven years as Head of Music and then Head of Year at Colne Valley High School, Huddersfield.

His involvement with young musicians continued when he joined the staff of Kirklees Music School (now Musica Kirklees) in 1999 as Assistant Principal and appointed as Principal in 2004; a role he has cherished for twenty years. In 2000 Thom formed and conducted the Musica Youth Orchestra with many prestigious performances. He will be stepping down from this role in the summer in order to concentrate on his work as a freelance musician.

With his wife, Lynn Hudson, Thom is a director of Harrogate Festival Choral Course, which has staged many major choral works and choral courses over many years for singers across the UK and abroad.

As the long-standing MD of the renowned Colne Valley Male Voice Choir, for many years Thom has led them to international competition wins as well as instigating innovative and successful programmes such as ‘Let All Men Sing’.

He has established a reputation as a fine baritone soloist and therefore also brings a wealth of experience of singing professionally to the position.

Thom is thrilled and excited to have been successful and the choir shares that excitement, as we stand on the threshold of a new era.


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