Simon Halsey

Simon Halsey, CBE (born 8 March 1958) is an English choral conductor.wikipedia
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CBSO Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Wind Ensemble & Chorus
He is the Chorus Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, a position he has held since 1983, and has been Chorus Director of the London Symphony Chorus since 2012.
Simon Halsey has served as Chorus Director since 1983.

Birmingham Opera Company

In 1987, he founded the City of Birmingham Touring Opera (since 2001 the Birmingham Opera Company) with leading international opera director Graham Vick.
The company was founded by leading international opera director Graham Vick and conductor Simon Halsey as City of Birmingham Touring Opera in 1987, acquiring its current name in 2001.

Royal Northern Sinfonia

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In addition, he was Artistic Director and founder of the professional choir European Voices, and Principal Conductor, Choral Programme for the Northern Sinfonia, from 2004-2012.
Simon Halsey served as Principal Conductor of the Northern Sinfonia's Choral Programme from 2004 through 2012.

London Symphony Chorus

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He is the Chorus Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, a position he has held since 1983, and has been Chorus Director of the London Symphony Chorus since 2012.
The current Chorus Director is Simon Halsey.

Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

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Simon Halsey has won numerous awards, including three Grammys for Best Choral Performance.
Simon Rattle (conductor); Simon Halsey (chorus master) & Rundfunkchor Berlin; Berliner Philharmoniker (orchestra) for Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms

The Queen's Medal for Music

In March 2015 he was awarded the 2014 Queen's Medal for Music.
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2015 in classical music

BASCA British Composer Award (2015)
Simon Halsey is announced as the recipient of the Queen's Medal for Music 2014.

2015 in British music

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Simon Halsey is announced as the recipient of the Queen's Medal for Music 2014.

Diapason d'Or

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Oratorio: Bach: St Matthew Passion, Mark Padmore, Christian Gerhaher, Camilla Tilling, Magdalena Kozena, Topi Lehtipuu, Thomas Quasthoff, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle, Simon Halsey. BPHR (2 DVD ou 1 Blu-ray).

Chœur de chambre de Namur

Choeur de Chambre de Namur
The choir has worked with many visiting conductors: Eric Ericson, Marc Minkowski, Pierre Cao, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Simon Halsey, Sigiswald Kuijken, Jean Tubéry, Roy Goodman, Michael Schneider, Philippe Herreweghe, Peter Phillips, Jordi Savall, Christophe Rousset, and Eduardo López Banzo.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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Simon Halsey - conductor

Adaptations of The Hobbit

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A musical production, The Hobbit, was staged in 1967 at New College School in Oxford. It was scripted by Humphrey Carpenter, set to music by Paul Drayton and performed by members of the New College School choir. Among the cast were Simon Halsey and Martin Pickard. The audience included a young Howard Goodall and, on the last night, Tolkien himself.

Two Aequali (Bruckner)

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Simon Halsey, CBSO Wind Ensemble & Chorus, Mass in E minor (No. 2) / Motets – CD: Conifer CDCF 192, 1990

Julian Anderson

In the last decade, Anderson has written a large amount of unaccompanied choral music, including Sing Unto the Lord (written for Westminster Cathedral), I Saw Eternity (2003, first performed by the London Philharmonic Choir) and the Four American Choruses (2001-4; composed for the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and their conductor Simon Halsey, who gave their first UK performance in 2005).

2015 Birthday Honours

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Simon Halsey – Choral Conductor. For services to Music.

Halsey (surname)

Simon Halsey (born 1958), English choral conductor

Howard Goodall

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He arranged British and German soldiers' songs into a suite with band accompaniment (The Band of the Coldstream Guards) and composed an entirely new work in English and German, "Sure of the Sky, Sure of the Sun – Des Himmels sicher, der Sonne sicher", performed jointly by the London Symphony Chorus and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Choir, conducted by Simon Halsey, based on the poems "May, 1915" by Charlotte Mew (1869–1928) and "An einen vermißten Freund!"

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Simon Halsey, City of Birmingham Symphony Wind Ensemble & Chorus, Bruckner: Mass in E minor & Motets – Conifer CDCF 192, 1990

Frank Michael Beyer

Frank Micael Orchestra
Et resurrexit, Motets for twelve-part chorus a cappella (2001/02) FP 2003 Rundfunkchor Berlin / Simon Halsey

Mass No. 2 (Bruckner)

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Other excellent recordings, according to Hans Roelofs, are i.a. those by Roger Norrington, Hellmut Wormsbächer, Philippe Herreweghe, Simon Halsey, Frieder Bernius, Ingemar Månsson, Helmuth Rilling, Marcus Creed, Winfried Toll and Otto Kargl.

CBSO Youth Orchestra

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The Chorus Director is Simon Halsey and the conductor is Julian Wilkins.

51st Annual Grammy Awards

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Symphony of Psalms – Sir Simon Rattle, conductor; Simon Halsey, chorus master – Berlin Philharmonic; Rundfunkchor Berlin

List of motets by Anton Bruckner

Frieder Bernius, Matthew Best, Uwe Gronostay, Simon Halsey, Philippe Herreweghe and Stephen Layton have recorded each 5 to 10 of the most popular motets, sometimes with the two Aequali.

Vlaamse Opera

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1991 : Simon Halsey