John Poole has passed away in France on 18 May, 2020 aged 86.
John Poole, who has now retired, has given a
wide repertoire of choral concerts throughout the world with many and varied
organisations. Especially during his
years as Director of the B.B.C Singers he was involved in an enormous output of
music of all periods at the highest level.
During these years he regularly conducted choral and orchestral concerts
with the B.B.C. Orchestras and other orchestras in Britain and
Europe. He has been a committed advocate of
new music and regularly involved in commissioning new works. He has had a special interest in working in courses
and master classes with singers, conductors and composers.