Musical Director

Stephen Doughty

Stephen Doughty has been Musical Director of Edinburgh Bach Choir since 2017 and enjoys a varied career as a freelance musician.

He became Chorus Director of the RSNO Chorus in September 2022.

He has also been Musical Director of the Garleton Singers since 1994.

Previously, he spent 13 years as Chorus Master of Belfast Philharmonic Choir and almost 18 years as Organist and Director of Music of St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh.

He plays harpsichord/organ continuo and orchestral piano with all the Scottish orchestras as well as the Ulster Orchestra and has given frequent organ recitals including several four-star recitals on the grand Mulholland Organ in the Ulster Hall, Belfast, and recitals of French and German music in St. John’s.

As an arranger and orchestrator and has received commissions from Children’s Classic Concerts, Ulster Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as well as a classical/ folk crossover with award-winning band Dallahan marking the anniversary of the Battle of Loos. BBC commissions have been performed at Proms in the Park and BBC Alba and his pieces feature on several recordings.

Finally he is an Examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

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