Fulham and Hammersmith Choral Society

Musical Direction

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Christopher Wray  (Music Director)
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Christopher was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 1982. He began his musical training attending the William Appleby Music Centre studying the cello and tuba. He went on to study for a degree in music at Trinity College of Music and graduated in 2004 with a first class honours in Music Performance. At Trinity Christopher studied singing with Laureen Livingstone, Linda Hirst and Helen Yorke. Whilst at Trinity he immersed himself in ensemble singing with the chamber choir and early music ensemble. He was awarded the Vocal Department Silver Medal for his work within the department in his final year.

Since graduating Chris has sung professionally as a chorister and a soloist in all the major concert venues in and around London.  He has performed as a baritone soloist in much of the major choral repertoire including: Bach’s St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, and Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Acis and Galatea, Duruflé and Fauré Requiems and Purcell’s King Arthur and Fairy Queen.

Chris began conducting whilst at college, taking lessons from David Vinden and Peter Stark, and taking part in masterclasses with Diego Masson and Peter Broadbent. He went on to conduct choirs at Wells Cathedral School whilst he was there on a one year apprentice scheme.  He co-founded Fulham Camerata in 2007 and continues to be the musical director.

Chris is a committed educator and currently enjoys teaching privately and at Willington School, Wimbledon.  He has also worked as an outreach worker for SingUp and the Many Voices Foundation. He is also the director of the award winning Taplow Children’s and Taplow Boys’ Choir.    

Andrew Wells  (Accompanist)
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Andrew is organist at St Georges, Campden Hill and accompanies several choral societies. He has worked with the BBC Singers and Symphony Chorus and has performed throughout the UK and abroad both as an organist and harpsichordist. He has also composed orchestral, choral, vocal, chamber and instrumental music in many diverse styles. www.andrewwells.org.uk

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