Chorus Master & Conductor
George Bevan was a chorister at St Mary’s Warwick where he had his first organ lessons with Paul Trepte. A scholarship to the Royal College of Music enabled him to continue his organ studies with Richard Popplewell and later Timothy Bond. Whilst at the RCM he won all of the major prizes for organ playing.
As a student he held the post of organist at St James’s Muswell Hill, and it was here that he discovered a passion for directing choral music and for teaching which has remained with him ever since. He has held teaching posts at Pangbourne College, Rugby School and Wycombe Abbey, and since 2009 he has been Director of Music at Monkton Combe School near Bath.
George has worked with numerous choirs, and is a firm believer that anyone can sing. Monkton’s Choir who can’t sing has been an extraordinary project which has transformed singing in the school as a whole, and which continues to build the confidence of many individual pupils. George has also run a choir with the Genesis Trust in Bath, and the Monkton Combe Choral Society, founded in 2010, is now a vibrant choir of 100+ voices.
George writes a blog at www.musicatmonkton.com