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Hilary Davan Wetton

Featured Ambassador: Hilary Davan Wetton

Hilary is Musical Director of three major choirs (the City of London Choir, the Hastings Philharmonic Choir and the Surrey Festival Choir). He is Conductor Emeritus of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra (of which he was Founder Conductor) and of the Guildford Choral Society which he conducted from 1968 - 2008. He has made a number of acclaimed recordings with the Guildford Choral Society, the Holst Singers, the London Philharmonic and the Milton Keynes Orchestras.  Hilary appears frequently as a guest conductor with choirs and orchestras both in Britain and overseas, and performs regularly on Radio 3.

Hilary has a real commitment to young people, both through work with youth orchestras and audience building.  He also is passionate about encouraging people to engage with the arts and believes Accentuate projects are leading the way for disabled people to have access to real opportunities.

“The diversity of projects that Accentuate is delivering ensures there are many avenues for people to get involved and showcase their talents.”

“Often disabled performers are not as “visible” as their non-disabled peers and a programme that promotes quality work alongside providing specialist support is much needed in the current climate.”

Hilary has also written articles for The Guardian and most recently The Telegraph, where he contemplates the potential damage Britain may face in light of proposed cuts to the arts.

Accentuate is delighted to have such an acclaimed musician and conductor to advocate on our behalf.  However, more than anything we are pleased to welcome someone who has such strong connections across much of the South East and who is working in many of the towns and cities that we are.  Together we can be proud of the calibre and extent of arts opportunities available.

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