Imperial College Chamber Choir

Introducing Patrick Allies

From October 2023, Patrick Allies will be taking over as musical director of Imperial College Chamber Choir. We were delighted to have recieved over 40 incredibly promising applications for the position from a broad range of backgrounds and experience, yet Patrick’s understanding of and vision for the choir stood out. To all those who applied, I wish you all the best. To Patrick, I’d like to say congratulations, and I cannot wait to see what chamber choir will achieve over the coming years.

– Alex Christopherson
Chair, Imperial College Chamber Choir

About Patrick

Patrick is a conductor and musicologist based in London. He began his musical education as a chorister at the Temple Church, and sang in Gloucester Cathedral Choir before taking up a Choral Scholarship to study Music at King’s College London. Patrick went on to postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge where he was a member of Jesus College Choir.

In his role as Artistic Director of the London-based vocal ensemble Siglo de Oro, Patrick has made five acclaimed recordings with Delphian Records of music from the Renaissance to the present day. Under Patrick’s direction, the group has taken up invitations to perform in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Malta and the USA. Closer to home, Patrick and Siglo de Oro have performed several times at Wigmore Hall.

Prior to his appointment as Conductor of Imperial College Chamber Choir, Patrick held roles at Morley College, the City Literary Institute and West Sussex Music. Most recently, Patrick has spent a term as Acting Director of Music at King’s College London, conducting the chapel choir. He is currently a member of the REMArkables, the professional development scheme of the European Early Music Network.

Alongside his work as a conductor, Patrick is a DPhil student in music at the University of Oxford, where he has taught at St Peter’s College. Patrick’s research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, involves fifteenth-century choirs and their performance spaces.

In the position of musical director, Patrick will work closely with the choir and committee to lead the society to new heights. From evensong to concerts abroad, we are incredibly excited to see where ICCC will go in the next few years.