Introducing William McElwee


William McElwee is in demand as a choral conductor, praised for his ability to get outstanding vocalism from choirs and to stretch them musically. 


Originally from Wellington in New Zealand, William moved to the United Kingdom in 2019.  He is currently Musical Director of the Collegium Singers and the Yeovil Chamber Choir, Assistant Musical Director of Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir, Organist at Holy Family Church Honiton, Singing Teacher at The Gryphon School, and he maintains a private singing studio. 


William trained as an operatic soloist at the New Zealand School of Music and New Zealand Opera School and is in demand as a baritone soloist and vocal coach.  Recent highlights of his performing repertoire are the bass solos in Handel's Messiah and Bach's St Matthew Passion and the title role in The Marriage of Figaro. 


Alongside his PGDip in Performance Voice, he holds a BSc in Mathematics and a BA in English and Latin with Honours in English Language.  Outside of music, he is an avid sports fan.

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