William Bruce joined KCS in the summer of 2022 for their 'Tea with the Queen' concert. He is a first-class music graduate from King's College London, who recently completed his MA in Choral Conducting under the tutelage of Simon Halsey CBE at the University of Birmingham. Having worked as a vocalist and freelance musical director in the UK’s two largest cities, William has been fortunate enough to perform on stage, screen and in educational settings, alongside musicians of all ages and abilities.
Before his move to Yorkshire, William was the Director of Music for the Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ (Hospitals) Music Society and Guy’s Chapel, King’s College London, and regularly returns to guest conduct performances across the capital city. Throughout his studies, William developed his skills under internationally acclaimed choral conductors, including Jeffrey Douma, Amanda Quist, Simon Carrington and Neil Ferris. Most notably, he has enjoyed shadowing Simon Halsey with the CBSO Chorus, having formerly been a member of their Children's and Boys’ Choruses during his childhood. Whether preparing soloists or choruses for secular or sacred performances, William always aims to inspire others to share in the joy of vocal music. This vocation is enabled through his current employment as a Choral Director for the UK’s leading choral singing provision, the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme, which reaches over 6,000 children weekly in areas of social marginalisation and economic deprivation.