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
BBC 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 BBC Orchestras and other orchestras in Britain and
Europe. He is a committed advocate of new music and is regularly involved in
commissioning new works. He has had a special interest in working in courses and
master classes with singers, conductors and composers.