Founder & Music Director – Brian Hill

Brian Hill is currently the head of instrumental music at Caterham School.  He is the founder of Barisons Singers (aka Barisons Chamber Choir) and has organised many concerts, European tours, recording projects and workshops for the choir over the past 15 years.

His experience as a director includes Orchestras, Wind Bands, Musicals, Brass Bands, Swing Bands and theatre productions

Brian is a professional trumpeter and conductor, working primarily for his own company. He earned his BA (Hons) at Kingston University. Following this he continued at Kingston, achieving a Masters Degree in performance, analysis and composition. He has conducted for University College London, St Georges Medical School, Sunbury Youth Theatre, Kew Wind Orchestra, founded and conducted Kingston University Wind Orchestra, was guest conductor at Kneller Hall where he conducted the Scots Guards in front of an audience of 10,000.

As a trumpeter he has played with Moscow State Circus, Billy Smarts Circus, on a Mediterranean Cruise, as well as with the Singapore Wind Symphony. He has played for the musical FAME at the London Palladium and with the Memphis Bell Swing Orchestra, The Squadronairs and the Glenn Miller Tribute Band and with musicians such as Wayne Marshall, Penelope Thwaites and John Lavender.

As a soloist he has played the Haydn Trumpet concerto under the conductor Ben Costello and the Torelli Trumpet concerto with the So Mang Orchestra.

He is the founder member of Kingston Brass with whom he opened the Legoland Theme Park and performed throughout it’s first season, opened the British Library’s new reading room where again they continued a series of concerts and took part in the first London Grainger Event – a spectacular weekend held at St John’s, Smith Square in 1998.

His current projects include