Harry Bradford is a prize-winning conductor and choral director working in the UK and Europe. Since winning Second Prize in the prestigious Eric Ericson Award 2021, he has collaborated with a number of the world’s finest vocal ensembles including the MDR Rundfunkchor, the Eric Ericsons Kammarkör, the Sixteen and the Swedish Radio Choir.
Harry is the conductor and co-founder of the professional vocal ensemble, Recordare, with whom he has performed extensively across festivals in the UK, and holds permanent positions as the Musical Director of the Thames Philharmonic Choir, the English Baroque Choir and North Herts Guild of Singers.
Recent career highlights include the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and JS Bach B Minor Mass at Cadogan Hall, Handel Israel in Egypt at St John’s Smith Square and CPE Bach Magnificat at the St Endellion Easter Festival.
Equally in demand as workshop leader, Harry has led choral workshops for the Sixteen as part of their Choral Pilgrimage tour, the Cherubim Music Trust and Labrador Events. Harry was also a course director for the Choir of the Earth, an online choir with a global membership, leading them in their Requiems at Home and Festival of Music courses. He combines his love of music and education as a Teacher/Singer for the Pimlico Musical Foundation.
Harry read music at Downing College Cambridge and was a member of the choir of King’s College under the late Sir Stephen Cleobury. He studied Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Patrick Russill and graduated with distinction, a DipRAM and the Academy Alumni Award for ‘a singularly distinguished studentship’. During his time at the Academy, Harry was also the Genesis Sixteen conducting scholar 2018-19, studying under Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan, and the Alec Robertson scholar at Westminster Cathedral.
He remains active as a singer and recently performed as part of the Choir of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal at the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Swedish Radio Choir - Music for the Queen of Heaven
Harry leads the Swedish Radio Choir in a programme of 16th and 17th century Marian music from across Europe.
The Sixteen - Choral Workshop, Edinburgh
Harry joins the team for the Sixteen's Choral Workshop at Greyfriar's Kirk, Edinburgh. Repertoire to include Byrd, De Monte and Clemens
The Sixteen - Choral Workshop, Newcastle
Harry joins the team for the Sixteen's Choral Workshop in Newcastle. Repertoire to include Byrd, De Monte and Clemens.
Cherubim Music Trust - Handel Weekend
Harry leads the Cherubim Chamber Orchestra and scratch chorus in a Come and Sing Handel weekend in aid of the Cherubim Music Trust.
Labrador Events - Acappella Workshop 3
Harry leads the third in a series of workshops on acappella repertoire run by Labrador Events.
English Baroque Choir - The Night Sky
Harry leads the English Baroque Choir in a programme of choral music with an intergalactic theme.
St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico, 19:30
Recordare - As I am Listening Now
Harry leads Recordare in a programme celebrating 5 years since the choir's first performance.
North Herts Guild of Singers - Elijah
Harry leads the North Herts Guild of Singers and The Beaufoy Sinfonia in Mendelssohn's much-loved oratorio, Elijah.
Soprano - Sophie Benfield
Mezzo-Soprano - Maya Wheeler-Colwell
Tenor - Philippe Durrant
Bass - Johannes Moore
St Mary's Church, Hitchin, 19:30
Thames Philharmonic Choir - Messiah
Harry leads the Thames Philharmonic Choir and The Beaufoy Sinfonia in Handel's Messiah.
Sopranos - Natalka Pasciznyk, Lottie Day
Mezzo-Soprano - Rachel Best-Babayeju
Tenor - Matthew Cooke
Bass - Allyn Wu
All Saints Church, Kingston, 19:30
Recordare - Music on the Quantocks
Harry leads Recordare in their Christmas programme as part of Music on the Quantocks.
16:00, St Michael's Church, Milverton
North Herts Guild of Singers - Otčenáš
Harry leads the North Herts Guild of Singers in Janáček's Otčenáš along with carols for choir and audience.
Harp - Alis Huws
Tenor - Alex Hume
Organ - Colin Spinks
Walsworth Road Baptish Church, 19:30
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony - MDR Symphony Orchestra; MDR Radio Choir/ Dennis Russell Davies
Terry Blain for Classical Music
'The Leipzig choir is excellent, and its articulate response to Whitman's poetry betokens careful preparation under the young English chorus master, Harry Bradford'