Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society
Registered Charity Number:  1097213
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Our  Musical Director, Nicholas Bromilow

Nicholas   Bromilow   is   a   born-and-bred   Bristolian,   and   was   a   singer   from   a   very   young   age.   At the   age   of   7,   he   took   up   the   piano,   and   10   the   French   horn.   Nicholas   made   his   debut   as   a conductor at the age of 18 in 2009, with a complete performance of Handel's 'Messiah’. During   his   gap   year,   Nicholas   took   up   a   professional   choral   scholarship   at   Sherborne   School for    Boys.    He    then    moved    on    to    study    for    an    undergraduate    degree    at    the    University    of Southampton   with   another   choral   scholarship,   where   he   took   part   in   the   Symphony   Orchestra, Chamber   Orchestra,   Chamber   Choir   and   Wind   Orchestra.   In   collaboration   with   a   university colleague,   he   also   started   a   choir   from   scratch   (the   'Fidelis   Chorale')   made   up   of   his   peers,   and he   was   later   appointed   to   assistant   conductorships   of   the   Chamber   Orchestra   and   the   Brass Band. After   graduating,   Nicholas   moved   back   to   Bristol   where   he   has   been   appointed   to   positions across    the    West    of    England    and    South    Wales.    Current    Musical    Directorships    include    the Redland   Green   Choir,   Long   Ashton   Orchestra   and   West   Mendip   Orchestra.   Guest   Conducting positions include the Bristol Chamber Orchestra, Petersfield Orchestra and Saltford Orchestra. Nicholas   started   his   conducting   studies   at   the   University   of   Southampton   with   Robin   Browning and   he   continues   to   study   privately   with   Jason   Thornton   from   the   Bath   Philharmonia.   Other tutors   include   Sian   Edwards   (Royal   Academy   of   Music),   Neil   Thompson   (Royal   College   of   Music), Mark    Heron    (Royal    Northern    College    of    Music),    John    Farrer    (Bakersfield    Orchestra),    Clark Rundell (Royal Northern College of Music) and George Hurst (Bournemouth Sinfonietta). Nicholas   has   sung   in   choruses   with   many   notable   conductors   and   orchestras   including   Simon Rattle   with   the   Vienna   Philharmonic   at   the   Lucerne   Festival   Hall,   Esa-Pekka   Salonen   with   the Philharmonia   at   the   Southbank   Centre   and   Marin   Alsop   with   the   Orchestra   of   the   Age   of   Enlightenment   at   the   Albert   Hall.   He   has   also   appeared   on   the   recent Cbeebies series 'Do you know?' playing Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Flight of the Bumblebee' on the piano: one of the most challenging pieces he has ever had to learn!  
Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society
Registered Charity Number:  1097213
Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society  2018 - Registered Charity No: 1097213 Privacy Policy

Our  Musical Director, Nicholas Bromilow

Nicholas       Bromilow       is       a       born-and-bred Bristolian,   and   was   a   singer   from   a   very   young age.   At   the   age   of   7,   he   took   up   the   piano,   and 10   the   French   horn.   Nicholas   made   his   debut as   a   conductor   at   the   age   of   18   in   2009,   with   a complete performance of Handel's 'Messiah’. During     his     gap     year,     Nicholas     took     up     a professional   choral   scholarship   at   Sherborne School   for   Boys.   He   then   moved   on   to   study for   an   undergraduate   degree   at   the   University of       Southampton       with       another       choral scholarship,     where     he     took     part     in     the Symphony   Orchestra,   Chamber   Orchestra,   Chamber   Choir   and   Wind   Orchestra. In   collaboration   with   a   university   colleague,   he   also   started   a   choir   from   scratch (the   'Fidelis   Chorale')   made   up   of   his   peers,   and   he   was   later   appointed   to assistant conductorships of the Chamber Orchestra and the Brass Band. After   graduating,   Nicholas   moved   back   to   Bristol   where   he   has   been   appointed to   positions   across   the   West   of   England   and   South   Wales.   Current   Musical Directorships   include   the   Redland   Green   Choir,   Long   Ashton   Orchestra   and West    Mendip    Orchestra.    Guest    Conducting    positions    include    the    Bristol Chamber Orchestra, Petersfield Orchestra and Saltford Orchestra. Nicholas   started   his   conducting   studies   at   the   University   of   Southampton   with Robin   Browning   and   he   continues   to   study   privately   with   Jason   Thornton   from the   Bath   Philharmonia.   Other   tutors   include   Sian   Edwards   (Royal   Academy   of Music),   Neil   Thompson   (Royal   College   of   Music),   Mark   Heron   (Royal   Northern College    of    Music),    John    Farrer    (Bakersfield    Orchestra),    Clark    Rundell    (Royal Northern College of Music) and George Hurst (Bournemouth Sinfonietta). Nicholas   has   sung   in   choruses   with   many   notable   conductors   and   orchestras including   Simon   Rattle   with   the   Vienna   Philharmonic   at   the   Lucerne   Festival Hall,   Esa-Pekka   Salonen   with   the   Philharmonia   at   the   Southbank   Centre   and Marin   Alsop   with   the   Orchestra   of   the   Age   of   Enlightenment   at   the   Albert   Hall. He   has   also   appeared   on   the   recent   Cbeebies   series   'Do   you   know?'   playing Rimsky-Korsakov's   'Flight   of   the   Bumblebee'   on   the   piano:   one   of   the   most challenging pieces he has ever had to learn!