The London Symphony Chorus and the London Symphony Orchestra have announced the appointment of Simon Halsey as Chorus Director from August 2012.
Simon Halsey is one of the world’s leading conductors of choral repertoire. He holds the position of Chief Conductor of the Berlin Radio Choir and was recently announced as Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic’s Youth Choral Programme as well as Director of the BBC Proms Youth Choir. In addition to this he continues in his long-standing position as Chorus Director of the CBSO Chorus, and will soon take up a part-time professorship at the University of Birmingham.
Chairman of the London Symphony Chorus, James Warbis, looked forward, with such a champion of choral music at the helm, to the LSC building on its previous successes and delivering the very best music-making in partnership with the LSO.
Additional information on the appointment is available on the LSO’s website.