Simon Carrington

Updated
29 Jun 2018

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Simon Carrington, photo courtesy of the artist.

Simon Carrington is a singer, double bass player, and conductor who maintains an active schedule as a freelance conductor and choral clinician, leading workshops and masterclasses around the world. He has conducted Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers of the Blessed Virgin) in Barcelona, the Gabriel Fauré Requiem at the Chicago Symphony Center, and Rachmaninov’s Vespers (All-Night Vigil) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. From 2003–09 he was professor of choral conducting at Yale University and director of the Yale Schola Cantorum, a 24-voice chamber choir which he brought to national and international prominence, attracting the interest of his successors, Masaaki Suzuki, director of the Bach Collegium Japan, and David Hill, conductor of the BBC Singers and The Bach Choir in London. In 2018, Carrington served as a Center LOI panelist in Performance.