Warren Smith

Warren is currently Director of Music and Organist for St Mary’s Parish Church, Ponteland; Assistant Director to the Hexham Male Voice Choir; Deputy Director of Music and Principal Accompanist for Felling Male Voice Choir; Director of Music for the chamber choir Jubilate; Accompanist for the Hexham Orpheus Choir; and a Teaching Assistant at a Hexham school.

Warren inherited the title “Hexham’s answer to Gareth Malone” when he took on a choir made up of office workers, foster carers and children to compete in a National event in Cheltenham Town Hall. Recent events have included working with composers Bob Chilcott and Will Todd, both of which involved playing their Jazz Masses. In November 2013, Warren was the Choirmaster for the North-East’s BBC Children in Need choir – this involved 200 children performing ‘Sing’ by Gary Barlow live on BBC One. Other charitable events include directing a ‘Come & Sing Fauré’s Requiem’ in April 2014 at St Mary’s Ponteland, where 100+ singers took part to raise a large amount for the British Heart Foundation.

Many of the choirs Warren has performed with have toured to some exciting venues. Performance highlights have been Antwerp, Berlin, Brugges, Dublin, Hannover, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Tallinn to name a few.