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Musical Director

Tim Pithers

Tim began conducting in his teens and went on to read Music and French at the University of Exeter. He studied violin with Mary Eade,composition with Joe Duddell and specialised in musical direction with Ian Mitchell. Subsequent to his graduation with a double first-class degree, he has conducted a wide variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles.He particularly enjoys working with ensembles of varying degrees of experience and is a firm believer that classical music should be made as accessible as possible to both performers and the wider audience.

In addition to the Chagford Singers, Tim is Musical Director of the Exeter University Symphony Orchestra, the Dartmouth Orchestra, the Dunsford Singers, orchestra+, the South West’s first LGBT symphony orchestra and the EX4 Chamber Orchestra, which he founded in August 2015. 

Recent symphonic podium highlights have included Beethoven’s 2nd, 5th and 6th symphonies, Sibelius’ 2nd and 5th symphonies and concertante works by Krommer, Rachmaninoff, Weber, Chopin and Bruch. Recent choral conducting highlights have included performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria, Schubert’s Mass in G, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis and Rutter’s Requiem.