Musical Director

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Our director, Duncan Brickenden, trained at the Conservatory of Music (TUD), the Royal Academy of Music, London and Central Saint Martins, London (UAL).

At the Conservatory he studied organ with Peter Sweeney and voice with Colette McGahon-Tosh. Having completed a Bachelor of Music degree, he progressed to the Academy studying with countertenor Michael Chance and tenor, Philip Doghan.

Duncan has held contracts with Chamber Choir Ireland and the Grammy award-winning ensemble Ars Nova Copenhagen; he was also a choral scholar and gentleman of the choirs of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin.

Duncan is the current director of Dublin City Choral Union, The RDS Singers, Diva Voces and The Brook Singers; he is also choir director for the NTMA Choir, Barclays Choir and Mercer Choir.

Duncan is a junior lecturer at the American College Dublin and lecturer at City Colleges, Dublin.

In 2017 he completed an MA in Arts & Cultural Enterprise at Central Saint Martins, London, focusing his research on the cultural and social effects of music as an aid to integration into society and the workplace
and, in the same year, was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Duncan is currently under the tutelage of conductor Robert Houlihan.