Brian Christopher KAY

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1944-05-12
Education Rydal Sch, King's Coll Cambridge (choral scholar), New Coll Oxford
Books & Publications
Recreations reading, gardening, the local pub
Clubs
Style Brian Kay, Esq
Career conductor, singer, radio and TV presenter; fndr memb and bass The King's Singers 1968-82, chorus master Huddersfield Choral Soc 1984-93, freelance singer various vocal gps incl John Alldis Choir, London Voices and BBC Singers; conductor: Cecilian Singers of Leicester 1987-91, Cheltenham Bach Choir 1989-97, Mary Wakefield Westmorland Festival 1996-2003, Leith Hill Musical Festival 1996-, Bradford Festival Choral Soc 1998-2002, Burford Singers 2002-, The Really Big Chorus 2005-; presenter various BBC progs incl: Cardiff Singer of the World (BBC TV), Choir of the Year (BBC TV), Mainly for Pleasure (Radio 3) 1983-91, Music in Mind (weekly prog Radio 4) 1989-96, arts prog Radio 2, Record Review (World Serv), Brian Kay's Sunday Morning (Radio 3) 1992-2001, Classics with Kay (weekly prog World Serv) 1996-98, Comparing Notes (Radio 4) 1996-98, Friday Night is Music Night (Radio 2) 1998-, Choirworks (Radio 3) 1998-99, Brian Kay's Light Programme (Radio 3) 2002-07, Melodies for You (Radio 2) 2003-04; Music Presenter of the Year Award Sony Radio Awards 1996; appeared in feature film Amadeus as voice of Schickenaeder; lay vicar Westminster Abbey 1968-71; pres: Harrogate Choral Soc, Market Harborough Singers, Nottingham Choral Tst, Derbyshire Singers, Bristol Bach Choir, English Arts Chorale; vice-pres: Assoc of Br Choral Dirs, Royal Sch of Church Music
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