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Director Biography: Daniel Mahoney

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Daniel Mahoney is a Boston-based conductor who has been working regularly at home and abroad. In January 2018, he made his Symphony Hall (UK) debut, preparing the University of Birmingham Voices for John Wilson and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s centenary celebration of Leonard Bernstein, and he lead the Birmingham University Singers on their 2018 tour to Germany. He has also conducted Rundfunkchor Berlin in their International Conducting Masterclass. He also holds the Conducting Fellowship of Schola Cantorum of Oxford, one of the longest established and most widely known chamber choirs in the UK. In 2017, Daniel conducted the UK student première of Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pigat the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

At home, Daniel has prepared the One City Choir for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and appeared as guest conductor for The Boston Cecilia. In August 2016, he conducted in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winning composer, David Lang’s the public domain in New York City’s Mostly Mozart Festival. That same year, he formed The Janvs Project chamber orchestra through the Boston Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Grant. He also served as assistant conductor of the Newburyport Choral Society and music director at the Congregational Church of Weston. Daniel was two-time a fellow at Yale University’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and conducting fellow at Chorus America’s national conference. Daniel is currently the Director of the Schola Cantorum at the College of the Holy Cross.

As a singer, Daniel has performed at the BBC Proms with Sir Simon Rattle and Edward Gardner as a member of the CBSO Chorus, and regularly sings with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. He has sung with Cantata Singers, Boston’s acclaimed Renaissance Men, and Canto Armonico, and has also performed at Trinity Wall Street in New York.

Daniel completed his conducting studies as a student of Simon Halsey CBE and Simon Carrington at the University of Birmingham. He also holds degrees in conducting from the Boston Conservatory and music education from Ithaca College.


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