Will ToddWill Todd – Chair of Durham Music Trust - Composer, Presenter,

Will Todd was born and brought up in the City of Durham and has retained professional connections with the region throughout his career, working with Durham Youth Choir, Durham Choral Society, Orchestra North East, The Durham Singers, Voices of Hope, The Sage Gateshead, Sunderland University, Newcastle Bach Choir, Newcastle Choral Society and many other schools and ensembles. His compositions encompass choral works large and small, opera, musical theatre and orchestral pieces, as well as jazz compositions and chamber works. His anthem, The Call of Wisdom, was performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a TV audience of 45 million people. His breakthrough work, Mass in Blue has been performed hundreds of times all over the world. His arrangement of Amazing Grace was performed at President Obama’s Inauguration Day prayer service in 2013 and as part of the BBC’s Nelson Mandela Thanksgiving Service. He has collaborated with award winning choirs The Sixteen and Tenebrae, as well as with the BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, Opera Holland Park, Welsh National Opera, The Bach Choir, St Martin’s Voices and The Genesis Foundation.