Dominic Brennan was appointed Musical Director of Hampstead Chamber Choir in September 2014. He had sung bass in the choir for several years before that and stood in for our previous MD Iestyn Evans from time to time.
Dominic graduated with an MA in Music from Durham University in 2010, having previously completed his BA (Hons) in the same subject. Dominic was a first study percussionist, studying percussion and timpani under Daniel Ellis and Markus Gruett. He studies conducting with Peter Stark.
During his time at Durham, Dominic directed a number of prominent ensembles including Hild Bede Chapel Choir, and Durham University Chamber Orchestra, whilst he has been a guest conductor for Sunderland Symphony Orchestra, Durham Sinfonietta, Durham Hill Orchestra, and the Reg Vardy, Lanchester and Starvanger brass bands.
Dominic founded his own choir, the Cantus Ensemble in 2011 and, now in his third season as Director, has taken the choir on tour to sing at Rochester and Worcester Cathedrals, in addition to the major Basilicas of Rome and the Vatican. He has won praise for his dynamic programming and the choir is quickly being recognised as one of London’s finest emerging ensembles.