Patrick Allies

Patrick began his musical education as a chorister at the Temple Church in London, under Stephen Layton. He then attended The King’s School, Canterbury, where he was a music and academic scholar. On leaving school Patrick sang in Gloucester Cathedral Choir, before taking up a place to study Music at King’s College London, from where he graduated in 2010 with First Class Honours. Patrick went on to postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge where he was a choral scholar in Jesus College Choir. His tutors included Stephen Cleobury, Eric Whitacre and Andrew Nethsingha, and he graduated joint-top of his class.

Patrick now holds positions as Conductor of Blackheath and Bramley Choral Society, Musical Director of Bowes Park Community Choir, Senior Choral Specialist at Lady Margaret School Parson’s Green, and Director of Music at St Anselm’s Kennington. Recent projects have ranged from leading workshops for the Thames Valley Early Music Forum and Historic Royal Palaces to conducting world premieres of music by Ed Rex, Gareth Wilson and Stuart Turnbull. Upcoming performances include Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, as well as a concert of music on the theme of World War I at the National Portrait Gallery.