David Hill



I am delighted to be President of the Exon Singers, a group I have admired for many years.

I am thrilled that Richard Wilberforce has become Artistic Director and Conductor of the Exon Singers, following on from 15 years of outstanding choral leadership of the choir by Matthew Owens. Richard is a first class musician, singer, composer and conductor, and someone who I have known since his time as a choral scholar at St John’s, Cambridge. I wish him and all associated with the Exon Singers every good wish for the future.

There are exciting plans ahead and I would urge as many people as possible to take the opportunity to hear the group ‘live’ in one of their many concerts or on their CDs and future broadcasts.

Choral singing and the ‘English Choral Tradition’ is at the heart of our national musical life. The Exon Singers are an intrinsic part of this heritage and their contribution of excellence in this field is unquestionable.

David Hill

Chief Conductor, BBC Singers
Conductor, The Bach Choir