Douglas Coombes

Dr. Douglas Coombes MBE is an inspirational conductor and prolific composer, living and working mainly in the UK, though he has given conducting clinics in the US, South Korea and Gibraltar. He conducts a women’s choir, an a cappella mixed voice choir and is caretaker conductor of the Charter Choir of Homerton College, Cambridge, as well as his professional orchestra, The New English Concert Orchestra. He is chairman of the judging panel for the annual Barnardo’s National Choir Competition for Schools and was, for many years, music consultant and conductor for the BBC TV Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year. His compositional output is extensive covering both choral and instrumental and is performed around the world.