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Guest Musical Director  |  Kris Emmett


We are pleased to welcome Kris as the Guest Musical Director for Yeovil Chamber Choir for the Summer Term 2024.

Krius Emmett is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Music programme at the University of Plymouth with an Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Music Department with specialisms in both choral and orchestral direction he went on to postgraduate studies in Music and the Environment with the University of Highlands and Islands.  As an organist he plays to ARCO standard and conducts to LRSM standard following an accredited substitute for the DipABRSM (Music Direction) from the Association of British Choral Directors in 2008.


In 2004 he founded and is currently Executive Director for Musicians’ Horizon – a company that specialises in supplying professional musicians to events throughout the south of England. He also directs the company’s in-house professional choir and chamber orchestra for various events, including weddings, concerts and continued professional development for musicians.

His specialism is the founding and revamping of ensembles at all levels, including amateur community choirs, professionally auditioned choruses and creating RSCM-affiliated church choirs, often with orchestral accompaniment.  He holds a wealth of experience of directing contemporary worship and training amateur musical groups in order to enhance worship in the church setting along with orchestras at both professional and amateur level.



Previous Musical Directors include, but not limited to:

Ed Goater | Taunton Choral Society | Taunton Military Wives Choir
Alice Dicker
| Mid-Wessex Singers | South Petherton Combined Arts Choir
Graham Coatman
| Director of Music St John's Church, Devizes | Salisbury Community Choir | Director: Historically Informed Summer School
William McElwee | Musical Director, St Mary of the Angels, Wellington, New Zealand

Peter Parshall | Director of Chapel Music, Jesus College, Oxford | Musical Director, Axminster Chamber Choir | Axminster & District Choral Society
Judy Martin | Music Department, St Swithun's School, Winchester | Axminster Chamber Choir
Helen Brind | Musical Director, Weymouth Choral Society
David Gostick | Musical Director, Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir
James Henderson | Director of Music, Sherborne School | Director of Music & Organist, Sherborne Abbey
Peter Leech | Harmonia Sacra | Costanzi Consort | Spectra Musica
Steven Bell | Former Musical Director, Taunton Choral Society | Former Director of Music, Queen's College Taunton
Roger Durston | Former Director of Music, Wells Cathedral School | Former Principal Brit Performing Arts School
Guy Turner | Southwell Minster | Former Head of Music, Yeovil College
Anthony Saunders | Formerly Organist, St Mary's Church, Beaminster | Formerly Royal Academy of Music, London



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