History

The Bristol Phoenix Choir was founded by Ronald Short in 1963.

The next conductor/chairman was Paul Stephens. Paul relinquished his dual post in 1990 to take holy orders and the BPC's constitution was rewritten.

David Ogden was appointed as Musical Director shortly after he graduated from Bristol University. He remained in post until 1996.

Ian Ball was appointed as the next MD. He in turn made a career move to Gloucester in 1998.

Prof. Leslie Bunt was appointed in 1998, and was our Musical Director for 14 years.

Paul Walton was appointed as his successor and he took over the role on January 1st 2013.

The choir now rehearses at St Matthew's Church, Cotham.

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