New Director of Music Announced

Gloucester Cathedral has today announced the appointment of Adrian Partington as its new Director of Music.

Adrian is currently Artistic Director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, Director of the Bristol Choral Society and Associate Conductor of the Oxford Bach Choir, and carries out many choral and orchestral engagements. He has conducted some of the most famous orchestras in the country, including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic. He has given organ recitals across the world, and has recorded 12 solo CDs.

The Dean of Gloucester, Nick Bury, said, “This is real coup for the Cathedral. Adrian is one of the foremost musicians in Britain today. It is an exciting prospect that he will be leading our Cathedral Choir, which already sings to a very high standard, and the other musical activities around the Cathedral. We are confident that he will move the music here at Gloucester on from strength to strength.”

Adrian Partington said, “I am very excited to be appointed Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral. This is already one of the best Cathedral Choirs in the country, and I look forward to working with them, and the large number of other choirs and musicians associated with the Cathedral, including the Three Choirs Festival.”

The vacancy exists because the current Director of Music, Andrew Nethsingha, has been appointed to the prestigious position as Director of Music at St. John’s College, Cambridge from September 2007.