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Trevor Hughes

Trevor Hughes Trevor Hughes is a Graduate of the Royal College of Music, winning the Colles Prize, and an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, winning the Doris Wookey Prize. He has accompanied recitals in the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall, and on BBC Radio 3, as well as in many music clubs over the country, and for over ten years he contributed regularly to BBC Schools Radio music programmes, as keyboards player, musical director, and arranger. He has also made a number of educational recordings for Lindsay Music, and Faber Music.

Equally at home in a wide range of musical styles, Trevor has conducted many musicals in the theatre, and he has also played keyboards in a number of West End shows. His freelance work as both accompanist and choral conductor has taken him on numerous trips to the USA, as well as to Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Holland.

For some 10 years or so, until 2001, Trevor was Musical Director of the Stevenage Choral Society, whom, he had directed in many large-scale choral works, including a number of first performances. He took the choir on concert tours to Austria and Germany, and in 1996, he directed the choir on its first tour of the USA. In a concert with the choir in 2000, he performed as soloist, with his wife Gillian, in the première of the Double Concerto for Clarinet, Organ, and Strings, a work written for them by Douglas Coombes.

Trevor formed the Hemel Hempstead School Senior Girls' Choir in October 1997, which, in its first year, gave a foyer concert at the Royal Festival Hall and sang at the Royal Albert Hall. He was also formerly Musical Director of "Jubilate!", for whom he has also written a number of jazz-inspired arrangements.

His long experience in the field of church music continues in his present position as Director of Music at Holy Saviour Church in Hitchin. In 2003, he took the Church Choir to Barbados where it performed four concerts, and broadcast both on Caribbean Radio and Television. Later, in the same year, he formed a second, female voice, choir in the church, The Radcliffe Singers, which sings a wide range of sacred and secular music. Both choirs have just produced their first CD.

As an organist, he has, during the last few years, performed in fund-raising concerts for Barnardo's on the organs of Ely and Canterbury Cathedrals, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and Leeds Town Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall.

His other work musical work encompasses teaching piano, organ, keyboards and theory, and he has also adjudicated many music festivals at home and abroad.

When not involved with music, his other passions include classic vehicles!

Trevor is conducting Vivace in our forthcoming concerts in April and May 2008.

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