Musical Director

William Baldry

William Baldry has been with Stowmarket Chorale since 2014, latterly holding the position of Assistant Music Director & Accompanist. We are delighted that this association continues, following his appointment as SC’s Music Director in March 2023. We look forward to celebrating William’s ten-year anniversary with the Chorale at Christmas.

William is also Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, Assistant Music Director with Ipswich Chamber Choir, Visiting Music Teacher of organ at Ipswich School and a busy freelance accompanist. He has performed live on BBC radio, appeared on BBC 1’s Songs of Praise and toured extensively in the USA and Europe with numerous choirs, performing at venues in Paris, Munich, Salzburg, Prague, New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco. William has performed on recordings on the Hyperion, Convivium and Acclaim labels as well on St Mary-le-Tower’s latest disc, ‘The Road to Bethlehem’.

William studied music, and held an organ scholarship, at Royal Holloway, University of London working closely with the renowned Choir of Royal Holloway. He has previously held posts at Rochester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey, King’s School, Rochester and Dean Close School, Cheltenham.

Regularly in demand as a continuo player, William has performed on harpsichord and organ for many major choral works and also enjoys a second musical life as an orchestral timpanist and percussionist, performing regularly with Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, Wolsey Orchestra, Suffolk Sinfonia and Trianon Music Group. 

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