William Petter – Musical Director
William is a freelance musical director, tenor and singing teacher based in London. He began his musical life as a chorister at New College, Oxford, under the direction of Edward Higginbottom. Whilst studying for a degree in Neuroscience at University College, London, he started singing as a tenor, and went on to study as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music, for which he gained the highest award, distinction with DipRAM.
For Re:Sound William has worked as Musical Director for Thousand Furs and Battles Within and Without. He has been musical director of Concordia Voices since 2011, and also directs the professional choir of St Magnus the Martyr, with whom he has produced two commercial CDs, and the chamber choir Sine Nomine Singers. Works conducted include Bach’s Easter Oratorio, Brahms Requiem, Durufle Requiem, Handel Messiah, Stainer Crucifixion, Mendelssohn Elijah, as well as Mozart Requiem, Solemn Vespers K339 and Piano Concerto no 23.
He sings as a tenor soloist with many ensembles and societies across the UK. In 2015 he gave the premiere of a new song cycle The Light Walking by Paul Ayres, and a solo recital in the London Festival of Contemporary Church music. He also enjoys consort work, working with groups including The Sixteen, the Choir of the Enlightenment, Philharmonia Voices, Britten Sinfonia Voices, London Voices, Westminster Abbey Choir, Westminster Cathedral Choir and other London church choirs.