Conductor


Brian Noyes has conducted a variety of different ensembles over the years but has specialised in choral conducting.   He has conducted the Atlantic College Tour Choir, an SATB youth choir, since 1987, as Director of Music at the College, but also formed and conducted the St Donats Choral Society, the St Donats Chamber Choir and the Beaupre Singers (madrigal group). The Choral Society performed much of the standard repertoire of the Baroque and Classical  periods, but also commissoned work from local composers. Early in his career he attended choral conducting workshops at Wells Cathedral School with John Aldis, and frequently attended seminars held through the Association of British Choral Directors. He has since led the Atlantic College Tour Choir to perform on television, radio, at major venues in England and Wales, as well as most countries of western Europe.

In his capacity as Director of Music at Atlantic College he has also conducted concertos, orchestral and choral music with the semi-professional orchestra that performed during the occasional festivals that he organised at the College. The repertoire often included talented student instrumentalists of the college, together with his colleagues in the Music Department.

An interest in supporting Welsh composers led him to form the chamber ensemble Network, which specialised in contemporary music, and particularly that of young Welsh composers. One of its aims was to perform chamber music of pieces a second time, so that the composers could benefit from the experience  over a longer time period than from just the premiere of their works. He commissioned new works for the ensemble, and directed and conducted it for several years


  © Brian Noyes 2014