BBC Symphony Chorus appoint new director

Neil Ferris will join the organisation in May 2017

BBC Symphony Chorus's new conductor, Neil Ferris

The BBC Symphony Chorus has announced that conductor Neil Ferris has been appointed chorus director, effective May 2017.

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‘The [BBC Symphony Chorus] rightly enjoy a reputation as one of the finest choirs in the UK,’ said Ferris, ‘I look forward to some exciting projects in the future, and more immediately beginning the preparations for this season’s Proms.’

The BBC Symphony Chorus, founded in 1928, appears regularly on BBC Radio 3 to sing a wide range of repertoire. They perform regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo.‘I am hugely looking forward to welcoming Neil into the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus family,’ said Oramo. ‘In my discussions with him, and based on the work he has already performed with us, I am convinced that he will bring fresh energy and ideas to our artistic work.’

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