Yateley Choral Society

Contact Us

Musical Director

Quintin Beer

Quintin Beer is a prize-winning conductor and specialist choral director, based in London. He enjoys a synergistic approach to music making, appealing to a group's collective will to produce a sound that is greater than the sum of its parts. It is through this collaborative process that allows music to lift off the page and into something much more intangible and deeply felt.

Recent career highlights include winning 2nd Prize at the 2018 Dima International Music Competition in Cluj, Romania and being appointed the Associate Music Director of the semi-professional chamber choir Pegasus for the year 2018-19.

Quintin is Director of Music at St Cuthbertís Church, Earls Court and a founding member and associate Musical Director of the professional ensemble Mousai. In April 2016, he took up the position of Musical Director of Yateley Choral Society and is frequently invited to conduct choirs, choral societies and orchestras in and around London.

Quintin studied music at St Johnís College Cambridge, where he became an Assistant Conductor for the University in 2013, conducting concerts and fully staged performances of Tchaikovskyís Eugene Onegin and Mozartís The Magic Flute. He has studied orchestral conducting with Peter Stark at the Royal College of Music, Cathal Garvey at the Royal Academy of Music and has previously worked with Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra. He has conducted on BBC Radio 3, and has worked with Shadwell Opera, the Rodolfus Choir and the BBC Singers.

As a singer, Quintin sang in the choirs of St Johnís College Cambridge and the Choir of St Thomas, Fifth Avenue and variously under the direction of Christopher Robinson, David Hill, Ralph Allwood, Andrew Nethsingha and the late John Scott.

Until 2017 he was Musician-in-Residence at North London Collegiate school and he currently studies Choral Conducting with Patrick Russill at the Royal Academy of Music.