This noted British singer and choral conductor began as a chorister at Westminster Abbey. He studied as a musical scholar at Dean Close School, Cheltenham, and then entered King's College, Cambridge, under David Willcocks as an alto choral scholar. At Cambridge, he built and refined his skills as a choral director while concentrating on music of the Renaissance.
He became a lay clerk at the New College in Oxford (1968 - 1969) and taughtRead more in schools for the next ten years. In 1979, he served as the director of music at Clare College, where he was also a fellow and director of studies in music.
Upon leaving Cambridge, Brown sang for several years with a vocal ensemble called the Scholars and with several of the leading choirs in London, including the Monteverdi Choir. He was later to conduct the Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, the Cambridge Village College Choral Society, the Clare College Choir, the Cambridge University Chamber Choir, the New Cambridge Singers, and London's Canticum Novum. Read less