Born in Carlisle and educated at Chetham’s School of Music he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17. David Hill's early posts included Master of the Music at Winchester Cathedral (1987-2002), Music Director of The Waynflete Singers (1987-2002) Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral, Musical Director of the Alexandra Choir (1980-87), Associate Conductor and then Artistic Director of the Philharmonia Chorus (1986-1997). He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton for Services to Music.
He has a broad-ranging discography of over 50 recordings covering repertoire from Thomas Tallis to John Tavener and including the Fauré Requiem and Elgar's Dream of Gerontius. His recording of Victoria's O Quam Gloriosum won a Gramophone Award and he received a Grammy as Chorus Master for Walton's Belshazzar’s Feast on Decca.
David Hill has long-standing relationships with The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers with whom he has conducted a wide range of repertoire. He has also appeared with The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sinfonia 21, the Netherlands Radio Choir and RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin. He made his BBC Proms debut with the world premiere of Sir John Tavener's Song of the Cosmos with The Bach Choir and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in 2001.
Vierne: Symphony No 2 & Les Angélus
CDH55044 Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Widor: Symphony No 5
CDH55144 Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Complete works available for download
|SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924)|
|Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 with Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)|
|LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937)|
|Les Angélus, Op 57 with Gordon Jones (baritone)|
|Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 20|
|CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (1844-1937)|
|Symphony No 5 in F minor, Op 42 No 1|
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)|
|Les Angélus, Op 57 (Vierne)|
|Symphony No 1, Op 13 No 1 (Widor)|
|Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 20 (Vierne)|
|Symphony No 5 in F minor, Op 42 No 1 (Widor)|
|Trois Nouvelles pièces, Op 87 (Widor)|