Conductor • Composer • Harpsichord • Organ
Born in Nottingham, Paul Hayward is an experienced musician who specialises in conducting and choral directing, as well as composing and arranging music for choirs. He read music at the University of Wales, Bangor and is undertaking postgraduate studies in composition at the University of Aberdeen with Paul Mealor. He holds a variety of diplomas including the Licentiateship of the Royal Schools of Music in choral directing.
Paul directs the Ruddington and District Choral Society along with its associated chamber orchestra, which he founded. He also is the organist and accompanist for the Cranmer Company of Singers. Paul has previously held posts as the musical director for the Chesterfield Bach Choir, assistant organist to Brecon Cathedral and Christ College, Brecon, and assistant musical director and director of the cathedral youth choir at St Barnabas RC Cathedral in Nottingham. He regularly performs solo organ and harpsichord concerts in cathedrals and major parish churches around the country, and has played for a royal visit, as well as CD recordings and broadcasts.
As a composer, Paul has a number of works published by Chichester Music Press.