Musical Director

Stella Hull Conductor

After gaining a BMus from Birmingham University, Stella began teaching music to A Level in secondary schools in Worcestershire and West Midlands. She led choirs and taught music in various primary schools in Staffordshire and then became the County Advisory Teacher for Music. She moved with her family to Lewes in 1996. Stella studied singing with John Carol Case and is a contralto soloist. She teaches singing and has directed the Lewes Junior and Youth Choirs and now co-conducts the Orpheus Young Singers. She devised and directed music for the Lewes Passion Play in 2010 and 2015 which was staged in the Priory ruins and streets of the town.

She began conducting the Brighton Orpheus in 1999 and very much enjoys working with the choir. She has directed performances including Vivaldi’s Gloria, Purcell’s Come, ye sons of Art, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Christmas Oratorio and St John and St Matthew Passions, Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Nelson and St Nicholas
Masses
, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Hymn of Praise and St Paul, the Brahms, Fauré and Verdi Requiems, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Elgar’s The Kingdom and The Music Makers, Poulenc’s Gloria, Dvořák’s Requiem and Te Deum, Vaughan Williams’ Benedicite, Fantasia on Christmas Carols, In Windsor Forest, Pilgrim’s Journey and Hodie, Britten’s St Nicolas, Ceremony of Carols and Rejoice in the Lamb, Rutter’s Gloria, Requiem, Psalmfest, Mass of
the Children
and Feel the Spirit, and Karl Jenkins’ Sacred Songs, Te Deum and The Peacemakers.