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Daniel Hyde

Director of Music: King’s College, Cambridge
Musical Director and Principal Conductor: City of London Choir

Representation: General Management

Daniel Hyde has held the post of Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge since October 2019; as part of this role he is responsible for the world renowned Choir of King’s College. From September 2024, he will hold the position of Musical Director and Principal Conductor of the City of London Choir. Born in the UK, schooled as a chorister at Durham Cathedral, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17 and won the organ scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge; upon graduation he took up the position of Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2009, he became Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was also an Associate Professor. In 2016 Daniel moved to the USA where he became Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City.

As a choral and orchestral conductor, Daniel has worked with many of the world’s leading ensembles including the BBC Singers, the London Bach Choir, Britten Sinfonia, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Orchestra of St Luke’s and New York Baroque Incorporated, amongst others.

Daniel’s broad-ranging discography can be found on the King’s, Opus Arte, Linn, Naxos, EMI and Priory labels. A phenomenal organist, he has performed throughout the world giving recitals. Regular appearances at the BBC Proms include his solo debut there in 2010, performing Bach’s Canonic Variations at the organ of the Royal Albert Hall. In 2021 he was the concerto soloist at the First Night of the Proms. As an ensemble player he has appeared with Phantasm, the Britten Sinfonia, The Tallis Scholars, Aurora Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, amongst others.

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Daniel Hyde appointed Musical Director of City of London Choir

March 13th, 2024

The City of London Choir has announced the appointment of Daniel Hyde as its new Musical Director and Principal Conductor, effective from September 2024. Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge since 2019, Daniel Hyde brings a wealth of experience to his new role. A world-famous organist with an early background as a chorister atRead more ›

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Daniel Hyde conducts The Dream of Gerontius

July 12th, 2023

You can now catch this superb performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius on BBC Sounds performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, The Bach Choir, the Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Andrew Staples, Catherine Wyn-Rogers and James Platt under the conductorship of Daniel Hyde. The concert was recorded in King’s Chapel in June and continuesRead more ›

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Easter from King’s – Daniel Hyde conducts

April 11th, 2023

A full festival of events took place at King’s College, Cambridge over Easter with two highlights still available to listen to on BBC Sounds and iPlayer. Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorus. And on BBC 2 you can still catch the traditional celebration of Easter with music and readings fromRead more ›

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First Night of the Proms: Daniel Hyde performs Poulenc’s Organ Concerto

July 30th, 2021

Daniel Hyde will be performing Poulenc’s Organ Concerto as part of the First Night of the Proms 2021 tonight at 19:30. Lead by conductor Dalia Stasevska, Daniel will be joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 2, and will be available online for 30Read more ›

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BBC Proms 2021

May 27th, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that two JBM artists will feature in the 2021 BBC Proms.   Daniel Hyde returns to the Proms to join the line-up of the First Night of the 2021 season on Friday July 30th, performing Poulenc’s Organ Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra lead by Dalia Stasevska.  The programme includesRead more ›

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