Ralph Allwood MBE
Director of Chapel Music
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
The Music Faculty
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Ralph Allwood MBE was for 26 years Director of Music at Eton College and is now a freelance choral director. He is the Director of the Eton Choral Courses, which he founded in 1980. He co-founded the Junior Choral Courses in 2012, of which there are now five each year, including two in Shanghai, and is planning courses in Melbourne and Greenwich, Connecticut. The Rodolfus Choir, made up of the best singers from the courses, has produced over 20 CDs.
Ralph is a founder and conductor of Inner Voices, a choir made up of singers from state schools in London. He is Director of Music at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich with its Choral Scholars from Trinity Laban, and a conductor of the National Youth Choir of Wales. He has conducted choirs for 40 live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, was a judge on BBC 2's The Choir and has written much music heard worldwide on radio and television.
Ralph adjudicates the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the Cork International Choral Competition. He is a Fellow Commoner and Director of Chapel Music at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and an Honorary Fellow of University College, Durham. He is Choral Advisor to Novello and Trinity College, Oxford. He teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and at his old school, Tiffin.
In 2012 Ralph was awarded a Doctorate of Music by Aberdeen University. He was made MBE in the 2012 New Year's Honours list.