George Arthur Richford is a multi-award-winning composer and conductor, living and working in the South of England. He is currently Director of Music at Romsey Abbey and Southampton University Chamber Choir having held previous posts at Newcastle Cathedral, St John’s College Durham, Newark and Dartford Parish Churches. His compositions have been performed and broadcast around the world, and have received premiers on BBC 1, Radio 3 [&] 4, and at the 300th Anniversary of the Three Choirs’ Festival in Hereford. He currently holds a major contract with Universal Edition and is recording a number of his works. George has directed choirs to wide critical acclaim, with a particular focus on musicality and thorough interpretation. He has recorded and broadcast widely and has earned a reputation for transforming choirs into high-achieving ensembles.