Paul Cridland SPICER

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1952-06-06
Education New Coll Sch Oxford, Oakham Sch, Univ of London (BMus), Univ of Durham (PGCE), Royal Coll of Music (ARCO, ARCM, Walford Davies prize, top organ award)
Publications N/A
Recreations architecture (especially church vaulting), preserving mystery, promoting British music, middle distance running
Clubs Athenaeum
Style Paul Spicer, Esq
Career asst dir of music Uppingham Sch 1974-78, dir of music Ellesmere Coll 1978-84, prodr BBC Radio Three 1984-86, sr prodr Radio Three Midlands 1986-90, artistic dir Lichfield Int Arts Festival 1990-2001; dir: Chester Bach Singers 1982-84, Leicester Bach Choir 1984-92, Birmingham Bach Choir 1992-, Royal Coll of Music Chorus 1996-97; fndr dir Finzi Singers 1987-2001; princ conductor: Royal Coll of Music Chamber Choir 1995-2008, Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir 2002-; guest conductor: Netherlands Radio Choir 1995-96, Nat Chamber Choir of Ireland 2006-07; prof of choral conducting: Royal Coll of Music 1998-2008, Birmingham Conservatoire 2003-; choral conducting teaching: St Peter's Coll Oxford 2006-, Durham Univ 2013-; memb Cncl: Assoc of Br Choral Dirs 1989-92 and 2004-05, Birmingham Contemporary Music Gp 1991-94; memb: RCO, Assoc of Br Choral Conductors, Victorian Soc; vice-chm British Arts Festivals Assoc 1994-97; tstee Finzi Tst and chm Finzi Tst Friends, tstee Ellesmere Coll Schulze Tst 2007-, dir Abbotsholme Arts Soc 1990-2001, memb Cncl Lichfield Cathedral 2000-09, advsr Sir George Dyson Tst 2009-; freelance record prodr; freelance conductor, conductor of choral workshops and masterclasses in UK, USA, Europe and Far East; frequent broadcaster and organ recitalist Radio 3; composer of choral, organ, instrumental and chamber music; hon res fell Univ of Birmingham, hon fell Birmingham Conservatoire; FRSA; >ir< princ works incl: Easter Oratorio (chorus, soloists and orchestra), Advent Oratorio (chorus, orchestra and soloists), The Deciduous Cross (choir and winds), On The Power of Sound (chorus, soloists and orchestra), The Darling of The World (chorus, soloist and orchestra), Piano Sonata, Song for Birds (cycle), Dies Natalis (a Capella), Kiwi Fireworks (organ), Man, Wretched Man (chorus and organ), Pilgrimages (piano), Suite for Organ, Beyond Imagination Fair (song cycle for tenor and piano), Unfinished Remembering (choral symphony for 2 soloists, chorus and orchestra for World War I centenary); church music incl: Come Out Lazar, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (New Coll service), Prayer of St Cuthbert (for enthronement of Bishop of Durham), Four Carols for Dark Times (R S Thomas), Alive (R S Thomas), Tu es Petrus, Love is Beautiful Indeed, Pied Beauty, His Heart's Desire, Michael the Great Prince, Alive
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