Hilary is a freelance musician based in London, and is founder and director of professional chamber choir Blossom Street, Musical Director of the Music Makers of London and Dorking Choral Society, Choral Director at Blackheath Conservatoire, and Musical Director of P&O Ferries Choir, the group who won the recent BBC2 series The Choir: Sing While You Work 2, whom she met whilst filming for the series.
She is also a guest conductor with BBC Radio 4’s BBC Daily Service Singers, conductor of several office choirs and Assistant Conductor of the 300 strong Barts Choir. In September, she commences as Musical Director of Chiswick Choir.
Hilary gained a Distinction for an MMus in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music with Patrick Russill, where as part of her course she was privileged to work with professional choirs including the BBC Singers and Cardinall’s Musick; she was also awarded the three choral conducting prizes. She gained a Distinction for an MA in Vocal Studies at the University of York, and undertook an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in singing at Trinity College of Music. Following her studies, she returned to the Royal Academy as the Meaker Fellow 2012-13, the first choral conductor to have been thus honoured. In addition to her regular conducting work, Hilary also acts as an adjudicator, choral workshop leader and guest conductor. With Blossom Street, she has released two award winning Naxos recordings, and she is also a published and prize winning composer.
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