Will Dawes

Will Dawes is a Choral Director and baritone and is Director of Chapel Music at Somerville College and Director of Music at the church of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford.  He has directed the BBC Singers and the Eric Whitacre Singers as well as workshop days for Stile Antico and almost all the Early Music Forums in the UK. For 16 years, he was a member of Stile Antico and has also sung with some of the foremost choral ensembles in the UK including The Sixteen, The Cardinall's Musick, Ora, Magnificat, Gabrieli Consort, Polyphony, and London Voices. His work has taken him across the globe, including to Auckland, Shenzhen, New York, and Jerusalem. 

He was the founding Director of Music of Frideswide Voices, the first choir to offer 7-13 year old girls the opportunity to sing in regular liturgical events in Oxford College Chapels. The choir is now the girl’s choir of Christ Church Cathedral. 

He is always happy to hear from singers interested in applying for choral awards at Somerville or Oxford in general.