About The Phoenix Singers

The Phoenix Singers

The Phoenix Singers started life in Devon in 1971, and has since become a prominent chamber choir in the South West.  Now based in Taunton, members come from a wide regional area.  The concert repertoire has expanded enormously over recent times, made possible by the ability and vast experience of the choir's members.   The Phoenix Singers performs programmes that often have religious themes and draws heavily on composers of the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, and with a very eclectic approach to styles and periods of choral music including various contemporary composers and arrangers.  Celebrating its 14th year in 2018, The Phoenix Singers Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is an eagerly anticipated event each Christmas.

David Bridges  GRSM ARCM ARCO

The Phoenix Singers are delighted to announce David Bridges as our Music Director.

Born in 1963, a short distance from Sellafield Nuclear Power Station, David studied at the Royal College of Music under Nicholas Danby and Sir David Willcocks.

All his working life has been spent in music education at Independent Schools in Surrey, Kent and, latterly, as Organist and Director of Chapel Music at Taunton School for the past 30 years from where he has recently taken early retirement. As a young Treble Chorister, he was an active member of The RSCM Southern Cathedral Singers. He has enjoyed playing the organ in most of the great Cathedrals of England and has recorded several Sunday Half Hour programmes for BBC Radio 2, as well as directing live Daily Service broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 from Taunton School.  

David now divides his time between playing and teaching the Organ locally, directing the Chapel Choir at Taunton School, singing with The Phoenix Singers, occasionally accompanying the Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir and walking ‘Walmisley’ - his rather laid-back, 12 year old Golden Retriever.

The Phoenix Singers are currently seeking a new Musical Director to  take  up position in September 2021

Please click here for a complete job description (PDF)

Applications and any enquiries should be emailed to 
Giles Salter, Hon Sec. at: giles.salter@btopenworld.com 

Please provide a CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience.