As founder and director of Strathclyde Harmonia, it has been a supreme pleasure each year to conduct this excellent band of singers who have become my life long friends..
Founder, Conductor and Artistic Director
William More is a conductor, teacher, and adjudicator. He is Artistic Director of Strathclyde Harmonia, Associate Conductor of Strathclyde University Chamber Choir, Guest Chorus Master of The Philharmonic Choir, Sage Gateshead and Music Director of The Seven Hills Chorus, Edinburgh.
As a chorister he has sung with the combined choirs of St. Peter’s Basilica and The Sistine Chapel Choir, Vatican City and The St. Cecilia Choir, Rome. Closer to home he has sung with the RSNO Chorus, Glasgow Chamber Choir and the University of Strathclyde Chamber Choir having performed in Russia, Israel, Palestine, Switzerland, France, Italy, London, and most of the cathedrals of the UK.He has also performed the solo role of ‘Peter’ in the British premiere of Swedish composer Fredrick Sixten’s, ‘A Swedish St. Mark Passion’ with the composer present.
Further studies include a creative professional diploma and masterclass at the Kurt Thomas Cursus Choral School at the Utrecht University of Arts / HKU Utrechts Conservatorium, working closely with Mikhail Zemtsov and Louis Buskens. He has gained conducting experience from Sir James MacMillan, Alan Tavener, and Eamonn Dougan, having previously completed courses at the University of Oxford under Laurence Dreyfus, the Royal Academy of Music, London under Patrick Russill, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Tim Dean.
He has conducted ensembles such as The Elysian Consort and The Oratory Choir, London, The Edinburgh Early Music Choir and the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Community Choir, and as guest tutor for The Brompton Oratory, London. He has also acted as a casting advisor for Opera Bohemia for their productions of La Bohème and Madame Butterfly.
William was a winner of the 2019 Incorporated Society of Musicians Community Music Scotland Award and recently longlisted for Making Music’s Choir Director of the Year 2021.