Brian Kay

abcd Vice-President

Brian Kay was the founder bass of The King’s Singers and performed 2000 concerts with the group worldwide. He then spent 25 years writing and presenting thousands of music programmes for BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4 before turning to a third international career as conductor. He is principal Conductor of The Really Big Chorus, with which he travels to many exotic parts of the world and conducts singing cruises, a summer school and massed choir concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall, including the annual 4000-voice Messiah from Scratch. He is also conductor of the Burford Singers near to his home in the Cotswolds and was previously chorus master of the Huddersfield Choral Society and conductor of the Cheltenham Bach Choir, the Mary Wakefield Westmorland Festival, the Cecilian Singers of Leicester and – for twenty one years – the Leith Hill Musical Festival. His autobiographical book of memories and anecdotes – Music, My Life – will be published by Umbria Books in November.