Christopher Fletcher, Our Conductor
In 1978, Christopher was awarded a scholarship to study music at Trinity College of Music, London, becoming a Graduate and Fellow of the college. He studied piano, organ, singing and conducting. In 2001 he became organist and Director of Music at Plymouth Roman Catholic Cathedral. Since 1996 he has been Director of Music and Conductor of Plymouth Philharmonic Choir, during which time the choir has become recognised as one of the best regional choirs in the country. Christopher has also conducted the South Devon Choir and the Lupridge Singers and has worked as Musical Director for Torquay, Paignton and Totnes Operatic Societies and the Chagford Singers.
He became Director of Music for the Stanborough Chorus in January 2011 and since then the choir has continued to go from strength to strength. Our recent successful performances include The Armed Man and The Requiem by Karl Jenkins, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Stainer’s Crucifixion, Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan, Faure’s Requiem and excerpts from the Messiah and, most recently, Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
As well as being in demand as a workshop teacher, Christopher helped to found the annual Rotary Club ‘Come and Sing’ charity concert at Buckfast Abbey in 1999; now an annual event which regularly attracts 200 singers from all over Devon and beyond.
In 2008 he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International.