Choral Conductor

Choral Directing

Stephen has vast experience of directing choirs. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of church music repertoire. Some of the major choral works that he has conducted are listed below:


Bach:  B minor Mass; Christmas Oratorio; St John Passion; St Matthew Passion

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Blackford: Mirror of Perfection

Bliss: Lie Strewn the White Flocks

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Britten: War Requiem; Flower Songs

Durante: Magnificat (attrib. Pergolesi)

Duruflé: Requiem

Elgar: Dream of Gerontius; The Apostles; The Kingdom; Songs of the Bavarian Highlands; Te Deum; Great is the Lord; Spirit of England

Fauré: Requiem

Finzi: Intimations of Immortality; Lo, the full, final Sacrifice; Farewell to Arms

Handel: Messiah; Samson; Israel in Egypt; Judas Maccabaeus

Haydn: Creation; “Nelson” Mass

Hayes: Voices of Benslow

Janácek: Otčenáš

Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna

Linley: Let God Arise

Mann: Lux Vivens Angeli

Maconchy: Proud Thames Overture

Mäntyjärvi: Four Shakespeare Songs

McDowall: Magnificat

Monteverdi: 1610 Vespers

Mozart: Requiem K626; Great Mass in C Minor K427; Solemn Vespers K339

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Puccini: Messa di Gloria

Purcell: Te Deum

Rossini: Petite messe solennelle

Rathbone: Mr Fezziwig’s Christmas Party

Rutter: Feel the Spirit; A Sprig of Thyme; Birthday Madrigals

Shearing: Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare

Smyth: Mass in D

Tippett: Five Spirituals from A Child of our Time

Tudway: “Wimpole” Te Deum

Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs

Verdi: Requiem

Vierne: Messe Solennelle

Vivaldi: Gloria; Beatus Vir


Some of the choirs that Stephen has conducted on a regular basis:

Keble College Chapel Choir

Ferdinand’s Consort

The choir of St Mark’s, Swindon

Lincoln Cathedral Choir

The choir of Waltham Abbey

Barnet Choral Society

North Herts Guild of Singers

The choir of St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich

The Tower Chamber Choir

The choir of St Mary Magdalene, Newark

Leicester Philharmonic Choir