David Hill

Composers

Biography

Born: May 13, 1957; Carlisle, England  
Though he began his career ostensibly as an organist, David Hill emerged as one of the most important English choral conductors from the turn-of-the-twenty first century era. Hill has also conducted orchestras, notably the Philharmonia and Bournemouth symphony orchestras, but it is his choral work, particularly with regard to the music of Spanish Renaissance composers and that of nineteenth and twentieth century English composers, that has Read more afforded him his greatest triumphs. Hill has made over 50 recordings, mostly for the Hyperion and Regis Records labels.

Hill was born in Carlisle, England, on May 13, 1957. He was a gifted child, studying organ at Chetham's Music School in Manchester, where at 14 he also developed an interest in conducting. At the Royal College of Organists three years later he was made a Fellow. He went on to study at St. John's, Cambridge, under George Guest. Other important teachers included Gillian Weir and Peter Hurford.

After his graduation from St. John's, Hill's career quickly advanced with a prestigious series of important posts: he served as sub-organist at Durham Cathedral (1980-1982), music director of the Alexandra Choir (1980-1987), master of music at Westminster Cathedral (1982), organist and master of music at Winchester Cathedral (1987-2002), and then music director of the Waynflete Singers (1987-2002).

A year before taking his Winchester and Waynflete posts, Hill was appointed associate conductor of the Philharmonia Chorus. Later he would serve as its artistic director until 1997. Amid all this activity Hill was busy in the recording studio, as well: his series of Victoria albums for Hyperion began to appear in 1983 with the release O Quam gloriosum, Hill leading the Westminster Choir. He continued to turn out recordings throughout the 1980s and '90s and into the new century, championing little-known works, as with the three volumes of Stanford choral pieces on Hyperion (1997), as well as repertory staples like Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli on the same label (1993).

Hill became music director at St. John's College, Cambridge, in 2003, and that same year donned his organist's cap when appeared as soloist on the Regis Records' CD Cathedral Organ Classics. In 2006 he was active as an organ recitalist, appearing throughout England, including at the International Organ Festival held in St. Alban's. Read less
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    Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 368 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Harrison Birtwistle
    Performer:  Roderick Williams,  Philippa Davies,  Stephen Jeffes,  Emma [Soprano Vocal] Tring  ... 
    Conductor:  Nicholas Kok,  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
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    Langlais: Missa Salve Regina, Etc / Hill, Westminster Choir
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55444 Release Date: 09/10/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Langlais
    Performer:  James O'Donnell,  Andrew Lumsden
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra Brass Ensemble
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    50 Best Chillout Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 332942 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Pachelbel,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Gregorio Allegri,  Christoph W. Gluck  ... 
    Performer:  Gerald Finley,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Juliette Hurel,  Christopher Warren-Green  ... 
    Conductor:  Maurice Handford,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Stephen Cleobury,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork,  Ahn Trio,  Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic  ... 
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    Blackford: Mirror Of Perfection & Choral Anthems / Blackford, Hill, Huang, Skovhus, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 6205 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Blackford
    Performer:  Ying Huang,  Boje Skovhus,  Olivia Robinson,  Iain Farrington
    Conductor:  Richard Blackford,  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Singers,  Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
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    Tallis: Missa Salve Intemerata / David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55400 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Tallis,  Anonymous
    Performer:  Philip Scriven
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
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  • 6.
    Essential Choral
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 234422 Release Date: 01/22/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Tear,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Heather Harper,  Peter Barley  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Sir David Willcocks,  Wolfgang Sawallisch  ... 
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    A Year With Jesus
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 2667 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Francis Poulenc,  Gustav Holst  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Chance,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Jacques Neilz,  Robert Veyron-Lacroix  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Parrott,  Philippe Herreweghe,  Harry Christophers,  David Hill  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir,  The Sixteen,  Seminario Musicale  ... 
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    Faure: Requiem; Villette, Roger-Ducasse: Motets / Argenta, Keenlyside, Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 322872 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Pierre Villette,  Jean Roger-Ducasse
    Performer:  Stephen Farr,  Kenan Burrows
    Conductor:  David Hill
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    Mccabe: Visions / David Hill, Bbc Singers
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573053 Release Date: 12/18/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John McCabe
    Performer:  Iain Farrington
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Singers
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    Stanford: Sacred Choral Music / David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 44311 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford
    Performer:  Stephen Farr,  Christopher Monks
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
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    Sacred Treasures
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 2646 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Claudio Monteverdi,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  David Thomas,  Emma Kirkby,  Rogers Covey-Crump,  Gérard Lesne  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie,  Andrew Parrott,  Philip Ledger,  Paul McCreesh  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Consort  ... 
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    Delius: A Mass of Life, Idyll / Opie, Hill
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572861 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frederick Delius
    Performer:  Janice Watson,  Alan Opie,  Andrew Kennedy,  Catherine Wyn-Rogers
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Bach Choir
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    Byrd: Mass For Five Voices, Etc / Winchester Cathedral Choir
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55348 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
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  • 14.
    Magnificat - 500 Years Of Choral Masterworks [50-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001664502 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Gregorio Allegri,  Antonio Lotti,  Orlando de Lassus,  Josquin Des Préz  ... 
    Performer:  Patrick Russill,  Marinella Pennicchi,  Michael Chance,  Mark Tucker  ... 
    Conductor:  Harry Christophers,  Paul McCreesh,  Stephen Cleobury,  Edward Wickham  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen,  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players  ... 
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    Tavener: Song For Athene, The Lamb / Hill, Cleobury, Winchester Cathedral Choir
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 6805332 Release Date: 02/07/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Tavener
    Performer:  Solveig Kringelborn,  William Kendall,  Iain Simcock,  David Dunnett
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  David Hill
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    The Decca Sound [50-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001619902 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla,  Claude Debussy,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  Teresa Berganza,  Alfredo Campoli,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Cecilia Bartoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Ataulfo Argenta,  Anatole Fistoulari,  Vladimir Ashkenazy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Praetorius: Christmas Music / David Hill, Westminster
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55446 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Parley of Instruments
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    Victoria: Missa Vidi Speciosam / Westminster Cathedral Choir
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55358 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomás Luis de Victoria
    Performer:  James O'Donnell
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
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    Mozart: Best Loved Adagios
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 84029 Release Date: 08/23/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier,  Paul Meyer,  Samuel Coles,  Naoko Yoshino  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Bernard Pommier,  John Nelson,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Louis Langrée  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Orchestral de Paris,  Ensemble instrumental de Genève
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    Noel!: Choral Music For Christmas
    Label: Gift Of Music   Catalog: 1232 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  John Jacob Niles,  John Joubert,  William J. Kirkpatrick  ... 
    Performer:  David Dunnett,  Benedict Hymas,  Alison Hill
    Conductor:  David Hill
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    Label: Decca   Catalog: 4764412 Release Date: 04/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Hubert Parry
    Performer:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield,  David Flood,  Robert Tear,  Sir Philip Ledger
    Conductor:  David Hill,  Allan Wicks
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  • 22.
    Faure: Requiem Op. 48
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1078 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  David Wilson-Johnson
    Conductor:  David Hill,  Christopher Robson
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    Tallis: Spem In Alium, Etc / Winchester Cathedral Choir
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 30024 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Tallis
    Performer:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Winchester College Chapel Choir,  Vocal Arts Choir
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    Victoria: Requiem Mass / Hill, Westminster Cathedral Choir
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 30026 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomás Luis de Victoria
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
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  • 25.
    50 Best Relaxing Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 57547 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Jules Massenet,  Gabriel Fauré,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Hans Kalafusz,  Stephen Farr,  Han-Na Chang,  Jacqueline Du Pré  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa,  Sir Neville Marriner,  David Hill,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Wind and Brass Ensemble
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