Previous conductors

From its inception Hereford Choral Society it has always been conducted by the Organist and Director of Music at Hereford Cathedral. Since 2001 this post has been held by Geraint Bowen.

George Townshend Smith (1813-1877), conductor: 1843-1877

On taking up his duties to the cathedral in 1843, services were held in All Saints Church until 1850 due to restoration work to the cathedral and it was a further 13 years before the restoration work was completed.

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John Hunt (1835-1842)
George Townshend Smith (1843-1877)
Langdon Colborne (1877-1889)
George Robertson Sinclair (1889-1917)
Percy Clarke Hull (1918-1949)
Meredith Davies (1950-1956)
Melville Cook (1956-1966)
Richard Hey Lloyd (1966-1974)
Roy Massey (1974-2001)

The details on this page only provide a brief synopsis of each of the Society Musical Directors. Full details are included in the comprehensive book The Organists and Organs of Hereford Cathedral.

More about George Townshend Smith can be found on Wikipedia.

Hereford Choral Society’s current conductor is Geraint Bowen.