Nigel Perrin Musical Director
Nigel Perrin is an internationally renowned choral director who has been Musical Director of Bath Bach Choir since 1990. During this time he has brought inspired musical leader-ship and outstanding performance to Bath, its environs and beyond. Former King’s Singer and founder of award-winning chamber choir Bath Camerata, Nigel also conducts Exeter Festival Chorus, gives master-classes and runs summer schools and choral weekends all over the world.
Nigel started his musical career as a chorister at Ely Cathedral, went on to become a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, where he studied under Sir David Willcocks, and subsequently became well known as the high voice of The King’s Singers. In a career full of memorable experiences, highlights include recording 25 albums with the King’s Singers and working with George Martin; performing the Royal Variety Show at the Palladium for the Queen Mother’s birthday; re-establishing Bath Festival Chorus and working with Kiri te Kanawa for the Bath Festival; directing the choir for the Three Tenors concert in Royal Crescent, Bath; conducting Britten’s War Requiem in Russia; winning Sainsbury’s (now BBC) Choir of the Year with Bath Camerata; performing the south-west premiere of James MacMillan’s St John Passion; training and conducting the Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir in live Radio 3 broadcasts; and forming and directing a chamber choir to record the National Anthem for the Queen’s Christmas message.