Former Choral Scholar appointed as RIAS Chief Conductor
The RIAS Kammerchor in Berlin has announced the appointment of Justin Doyle, former King's Choral Scholar, as Chief Conductor. Doyle will hold the position with the prestigious chamber choir for a five year period beginning in the 2017/18 season.
Justin Doyle was a chorister at Westminster Cathedral before becoming a Choral Scholar at King's in 1994. He was awarded the first ever Conductor Fellowship with the BBC Singers, and has been Principal Conductor of the Manchester Chamber Choir.
Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music at King's, wrote of the recent appointment:
"I was delighted to hear this news. Justin was an excellent chorister at Westminster Cathedral during my time as Master of Music there, and subsequently came as a choral scholar to King's. During his time here, I recall, his emerging conducting skills made him a prominent figure in student music-making circles. I have watched his career with great interest, and am not in the least surprised that he has been appointed to this prestigious position."
For the 2016/17 season, Doyle will be the Designate Chief Conductor, working with the prestigious choir on its programming and planning.