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Patrick Allies

Patrick Allies - Musical Director, Wokingham Choral Society
Patrick Allies           Musical Director

Patrick Allies began his musical education as a chorister at the Temple Church in London, under Stephen Layton. He sang in Gloucester Cathedral Choir before taking up a Choral Scholarship to study Music at King's College London, graduating in 2010 with First Class Honours. Patrick went on to post-graduate study at the University of Cambridge where he sang in Jesus College Choir.

While at university, Patrick founded Siglo de Oro, a choir that performs both renaissance and contemporary music. In 2014 the group sang live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and made its professional debut at the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival, of which The Financial Times said: 'Siglo de Oro, under the assured direction of Patrick Allies, performed with vivacity and poise.' Since then, the group has made appearances at the City of London Festival, Sounds Sublime (curated by The Sixteen), Music on the Quantocks, and the Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square. In January 2016 Patrick and Siglo de Oro recorded their debut CD, which has recently been released on Delphian Records.

In addition to his role with Wokingham Choral Society, Patrick is Conductor of Khoros, Musical Director of Morley College Chamber Choir, Senior Choral Specialist at Lady Margaret School and Director of Music at All Saints' Church Putney. His recent projects have included a workshop for the Thames Valley Early Music Forum, a weekend residency at St George's Chapel Windsor, and concert tours to Finland, France and the Republic of Ireland.

September 2016