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South Yorkshire Police Male Voice Choir - Personnel
Darren Williams - Musical Director
was a Cathedral chorister in Bangor, Wales before moving on to the Lay Clerks section during which he
started organ lessons with the Cathedral's assistant organist and playing for the Welsh language services at the cathedral.
In 2001 Darren moved to Carlisle to become a Cathedral Lay Clerk singing the daily round of services with the Cathedral choir with who he toured France, Dublin, Budapest and Norway.
was also much in demand as a soloist during his
time in Cumbria, appearing for the Cockermouth Harmonic Society
, the Abbey Singers and in the Lanercost Festival.
In 2007 Darren was appointed Organist and Musical Director at St. Cuthbert's Church in Carlisle whilst in the summer of that year he accompanied the Cathedral choir, alongside the Organ Scholar, in the daily round of services during the assistant organist vacancy playing for Civic services and installation services.
Darren has also been accompaniest for Cockermouth Harmonic Society, Solway Singers and Gretna Choral Society and is a founding member of both 'Ensemble Buxtehude' and 'Voices of the North', two choirs specialising in performances of early and rare music.
In September 2009 Darren was appointed Organist and Musical Director at Doncaster Minster where he has now taken charge both of the choirs and the famous five manual Schulze organ.
South Yorkshire Police Male Voice Choir - Concert dates
Guest organist: Darren Williams - Director of Music at Doncaster Minster
Join with the choir in singing Christmas carols!
Darren Williams - Musical Director
Darren WilliamsDarren was born in Bangor in 1977 and became a Cathedral Chorister at the age of nine and then went on to become a Lay-Clerk.In 2000 Darren moved south to Berkshire and became a member of the weekday choir at St. Mary's Minster in Reading and from time to time accompanied the choir who sang a full cathedral-style Evensong on Wednesdays.
After a year in the south, Darren
moved north to become a cathedral Lay-Clerk at Carlisle Cathedral
now sings Evensong on a daily basis with the Cathedral Choir and since joining the ranks has toured with the choir to Paris and Ireland and most recently to Budapest.Since moving to Cumbria Darren has been in great demand as a soloist and has performed two lunch time recitals at the Cathedral.He
has performed many times with the Cockermouth Harmonic Society
, the latest being the alto solos in Orff's "Carmina Burana."With the Wordsworth Singers, Darren
has performed in a concert featuring the music of Purcell.In 2002 he
sang the counter tenor solos in a performance of Bach's wonderful setting of the "St.John's Passion" in Carlisle Cathedral
to much critical acclaim. Darren
performed in the Carlisle International Summer festival in 2005 with the Cathedral Lay-Clerks in a candlelight concert marking the 500 year anniversary of Thomas Tallis' death.
...At Easter 2005 Darren accompanied the Cathedral Choir alongside the Organ Scholar for the daily round of services while the Cathedral awaited the arrival of the new Assistant Organist.Darren is a founding member of Ensemble Buxtehude who perform every year at the beginning of July in St. John's and St. Bega's, Bassenthwaite, as part of the Bassenthwaite festival.In October 2006 Darren was appointed Organist and Director of Music at St. Cuthbert's Church Carlisle and since Christmas has built up the Church Choir who now sing regularly for the Sunday services.Darren was appointed Musical Director of Cantonelle in April 2007.
Mr Darren Williams, at ...
Mr Darren Williams, at Doncaster Minster said "We are delighted to welcome the Choral Scholars of King's College to Doncaster Minster.
Collegium Regale (Latin for 'King's College') is the close harmony group made up of the Choral Scholars of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge.
It performs regularly around Britain, touring each Easter in two groups, North and South, and in the past has performed as far afield as Canada, the United States and Hong Kong."
For further information please contact: Mr Darren Williams, Director of Music, Doncaster Minster on 07517 387004.