Daniel Hyde Appointed Musical Director of City of London Choir

By Francisco Salazar

Daniel Hyde has been appointed Musical Director and Principal Conductor of the City of London Choir. 

He will take the position effective from September 2024. 

Hyde is the Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, and has directed ensembles including the BBC Singers, Britten Sinfonia, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

He has also worked with The Bach Choir and the Philharmonia Chorus. Previous posts have included Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, New York, Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford, and Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge.

In a statement, Hyde said, “I am delighted to have been invited to join the team at CLC and greatly look forward to taking the Choir beyond its 60th birthday. When I worked with CLC recently I was struck by the engaging attitude they brought to their music-making, and I hope I will be able to build on that and bring my own experience for the positive good of the group. With such a friendly and passionate group of people I hope I will be able to lead them over many years to come.”
Daniel Mansfield, CLC Chairman, added: “Daniel has forged a strong bond with us, and I know that his vision and expertise will enhance the choir’s passion for singing and its musical aspirations. The whole recruitment period has been inspirational and we are enormously grateful to the outstanding field of candidates with whom we’ve sung over the last few months. The choir is entering an exciting new chapter in this, its seventh decade. We are thrilled to be working with Daniel on our plans for the future.”