Paul Burke – Biography

Composer & Conductor

Born in London, Paul studied with Robert Saxton at Worcester College, Oxford, and with Paul Patterson at the Royal Academy of Music.

Work for choir has been a significant part of Paul’s output. Recent highlights include Tribus miraculis – which was premiered by Salisbury Cathedral Choir and featured in Choir & Organ magazine – and several commissions from the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, including a set of Responses which were premiered live on BBC Radio 3’s Choral Evensong. Fare thee well appears on Blossom Street’s acclaimed Naxos disc of folksong arrangements, and Five Poems for trumpet and organ, commissioned by Illumina duo, were featured on their debut album for Convivium Records.

As a choral conductor Paul has appeared at the Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, and Union Chapel, and as conductor or arranger he has worked with artists such as Imogen Heap, Laura Mvula, and Charlotte Church. He has appeared on Classic FM, Channel 4, and on BBC Radios 2, 3, and 4, and is Director of Chapel Music at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

A selected work list is available here.