Hilary Davan Wetton
Hilary Davan Wetton is one of Britain's most versatile and distinguished conductors. Hilary performs regularly on Radio 3 and has regularly premiered with the BBC...Read More
Hilary Davan Wetton is one of Britain's most versatile and distinguished conductors. He was Principal Conductor of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra from 1975 to 2007 and from 1989 to 1996 he was also Principal Conductor of the Wren Orchestra of London. He is Musical Director of three major choirs: the City of London Choir (which regularly appears at the Barbican Hall), the Hastings Philharmonic Choir and the Surrey Festival Choir. The Founder-Conductor of the Holst Singers, he directed them from 1978 to 1992.
For Travelling Opera, he has conducted Cosi Fan Tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen and The Barber of Seville. In 1991 he conducted for the French company Ballet du Nord at London's Sadlers Wells Theatre.
Hilary performs regularly on Radio 3 and has regularly premiered with the BBC Concert Orchestra and with the Ulster Orchestra. He has also made several outstanding recordings for Hyperion and Naxos with the Guildford Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1994 his disc of Holst's Choral Symphony was awarded the Diapason d'Or. He has also been awarded honorary degrees by the Open University (MA) and de Montfort University (DMus).
Hilary has a long-standing commitment to music-making with young people and has toured with the Scottish Schools Orchestra and Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and performed repeatedly with the National Children's Orchestra.
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