David Hill, whose appointment to the Yale faculty for 2013-2014 has just been announced, visits Yale to conduct Yale Schola Cantorum and members of Yale Baroque Ensemble on January 26. The free concert starts at 8 pm at Christ Church Episcopal (84 Broadway at Elm) and includes Frank Martin's Mass as well as music of Henry Purcell.
Renowned for his fine musicianship across an extensive range of repertoire, David Hill is widely respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor. His talent has been recognized by appointments as chief conductor of The BBC Singers, musical director of the Bach Choir , chief conductor of the Southern Sinfonia, music director of Leeds Philharmonic Society and associate guest conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton in recognition of his services to music.
David Hill’s broad-ranging discography extends to over seventy recordings, including many award-winners. He is engaged in committing to disc a series of works by major English choral composers with the Bach Choir and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for Naxos, the next being Delius's Mass of Life.