Nigel Perrin’s musical life began as a boy chorister at Ely Cathedral, from where he won a choral scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge, to study under Sir David Willcocks. After a short time spent singing in most of London’s professional choirs, Nigel became well-known as the high voice of The King’s Singers and for the next eleven years he travelled the world on concert tours, recorded some twenty-five albums and appeared in countless television shows.
This background and experience formed the basis of his current international career – conducting, directing choral workshops and summer schools, adjudicating and teaching.
Nigel founded his own chamber choir, Bath Camerata, in 1986 and joined Marlborough College as a singing teacher for 10 years before moving to Wells Cathedral School where he still works with young developing voices and trains the Chapel Choir.
He took over the musical directorship of the Bath Bach Choir in 1990 and, at the instigation of Sir David Willcocks, of Exeter Festival Chorus in 1999. He has enabled them to give hugely successful performances of a wide variety of work, from the major, well-known choral pieces to jazz and light songs.
He has recently passed on the baton of Bath Camerata but is greatly sought after as an inspiring choral conductor and works regularly as consultant and motivator to many other choral groups. Nigel's attention to detail, musical sensitivity and uncompromising perfectionism are legendary and his portfolio of masterclass days given to choral societies of all shapes and sizes around the country has continued to grow and are immensely popular.