James Day, Music Director, January 2015 –
James Day has a growing national and international reputation as a conductor. He is director of Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Musical Director of the Pimlico Musical Foundation and Fulham Camerata. Over the last couple of years James has regularly worked in China as a guest conductor with the Voices of Hangzhou Youth Choir and also as a staff member of the Junior Choral Courses, Shanghai.
James has chorus mastered for the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonia and Los Angeles Philharmonic in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican and Royal Albert Hall. He has prepared children’s choruses for productions at the Royal Opera House and BBC Proms and worked with the conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Bernard Haitink, Jakub Hruša, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Simon Halsey. He has prepared and conducted performances that have been broadcast on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Classic FM. In 2015 he appeared as a conductor on the reality television series Made in Chelsea.
Engagements in 2016/2017 include preparing Tiffin Boys’ Choir for Mahler 8 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra/Jurowski, Titanic Live! and Mahler 3 with the LSO/Harding. James will be conducting orchestral performances of Handel Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Bach St Matthew Passion with Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Fulham Camerata and Pimlico Musical Foundation Chorus.
James has previously been Choral Director at the Foundling Museum, Musical Director of Take Note Peterborough and was the 2015-2016 Student Conductor with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
Born in Bristol, James originally studied at Durham University where he was Director of Music at University College and conducted the Durham Opera Ensemble. He was a prize-winning Choral Conductor at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction in 2015.