Christopher Bell has appeared with many of the leading orchestras and choirs in the UK and Ireland. He has also worked in the Far East and Australia, where he currently spends each summer working and teaching. He is Chorus Master of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and was the first Artistic Director of the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, as well as having conducted several of Britain’s leading regional opera companies.
Christopher was Director of the Aberdeen Youth Choir until 1998 and, showing his commitment to working with young people, was for seven years the conductor of the Strathclyde Schools Symphony Orchestra. He conducted Yo Yo Ma’s Children’s Concert at the London Barbican in 1995 and in 1996 realised a long-held ambition to establish a National Youth Choir of Scotland, which is already proving to be a body of formidable talent and acheivement, both in concert and recording.