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Musical Director

Quintin Beer

Quintin is a dynamic young conductor of choirs and orchestras. He took up the position of Musical Director of Yateley Choral Society in April 2016, succeeding Richard Bannan. He is also the Associate Musical Director of the professional ensemble, Mousai. Previously, Quintin has worked with Fulham Camerata, The Carice Singers, St Gabrielís Pimlico and is a regular conductor at St Johnís Notting Hill. He is frequently invited to conduct community choirs in and around London.

Quintin read music at St Johnís College, Cambridge, where he became an Assistant Conductor for the University in 2013, conducting several concerts and fully staged productions of Tchaikovskyís Eugene Onegin and Mozartís The Magic Flute. He has studied with Peter Stark at the Royal College of Music, Paul Brough at the Royal Academy and taken part in masterclasses with Nicholas Cleobury, Natalalia Luis-Bassa and Andrew Gourlay. He has previously worked with Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

As a singer, Quintin sang in the world-famous choirs of St Johnís College, Cambridge and the Choir of St Thomas, Fifth Avenue and variously under the direction of Christopher Robinson, David Hill, Ralph Allwood, Andrew Nethsingha and the late John Scott. He continues to sing regularly in London churches. During the week, he is the Musician-in-Residence at North London Collegiate School, where he accompanies choirs, rehearses orchestras and teaches academic music.