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Carrington, Simon (1942-Present)

He is a baritone who was born in England and attended Oxford and Cambridge where he studied music and choral works and was a member of the chapel choirs.

He worked for the BBC Philharmonic as Sub Principal Double Bass and then the Monteverdi Orchestra as Principal Double Bass before becoming a founding member and original music director of the King’s Singers .  He was with them from 1965 to 1993 and gave 3000 performances.

After leaving the vocal ensemble he became Director of Choral Activities and Professor and Artist in Residence at the University of Kansas before moving on to become Director of Choral Activities at the New England Conservatory in Boston.   From September 2003 he was the Professor of Choral Conducting and Conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum at Yale University and in 2009 he was appointed Professor Emeritus.

He has received several musical awards as well as a Grammy nomination for the King’s Singers’ The Madrigal History Tour.

The King’s Singers recordings
The Ash Grove (Traditional/Thomas Oliphant )
EMI 54904 (CD: Annie Laurie)
CountertenorDavid Hurley
CountertenorAlistair Hume
TenorBob Chilcott
BaritoneBruce Russell
Baritone – Simon Carrington
BassStephen Connolly

Patapan and Farandole (Bernard De La Monnoye/Georges Bizet/Jeremy Jackman)
EMI 49909 (CD: A Little Christmas Music)
Countertenor and composerJeremy Jackman
CountertenorAlastair Hume
Tenor and ArrangerBob Chilcott
BaritoneBruce Russell
Baritone – Simon Carrington
BassStephen Connolly

Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus recordings
We All Stand Together (Paul McCartney )

Here he is conducting his Simon Carrington Chamber Singers..