"Choral Evensong, sung by the Wessex Chamber Choir, was magnificent."

Holy Trinity Church, Privett

The Wessex Chamber Choir

Richard Stevens studied at the University of Durham where he was a Choral Scholar in the Cathedral Choir under the legendary organist, Dr Conrad Eden. He subsequently sang with the choirs of Guildford Cathedral and H. M. Chapel Royal before joining the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Richard divides his time between singing, conducting and adjudicating and has been musical director of the Wessex Chamber Choir since February 2009. He has sung with many leading vocal ensembles and solo engagements have taken him to many venues, including the international festivals at Bath and Aldeburgh. He directs the Thomas Sutton Singers at the London Charterhouse, and with actor Ian Cullen, founded Ayres and Graces, an ensemble of musicians and actors who present recitals of music and readings on cultural themes in historic venues.

Richard has a passionate enthusiasm for all forms of rail transport and is a working volunteer on Hampshire's steam railway the Watercress Line.