English Arts Chorale

President - Brian Kay

Brian Kay is a well-known figure in the world of choral singing. He was a founder member of The King’s Singers, and since then has had an illustrious career in broadcasting, as listeners to Radio 2, 3 and 4 will know well.

His television appearances have included the competitions to find the Cardiff Singer of the World and the Choir of the Year, and the New Year’s Day Concert from Vienna. He has twice won a Sony Award as Music Presenter of the Year, including the coveted Gold Award in 1996.

Brian was also conductor of Vaughan Williams’s Leith Hill Musical Festival  for 21 years and is currently the Principal Conductor of The Really Big Chorus, with which he regularly conducts massed voices in venues ranging from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the exotic surroundings of Beijing.

In addition he is Vice-President of the Association of British Choral Directors and the Royal School of Church Music.

Brian is the conductor of the Burford Singers, based near his home in the Cotswolds, with whom we collaborated in 2018 in two performances of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, in Winchester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey.