Musical Director


Benedict Collins Rice


As a singer and an instrumentalist from a young age, Benedict is at home on the concert platform, the theatre pit and the choir stalls. He has performed throughout Europe and America (from The Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall);  recorded for several record labels and the BFI, and broadcast live on Radio 3. He read music at Pembroke College, Cambridge, holding two conducting scholarships and working with all the university’s top ensembles. It was whilst at university that he founded The Façade Ensemble - a group specialising in 20th century chamber music which has since developed into a dynamic collective of young professionals with a passion for bringing new music and exciting programmes to a wide audience. He conducts the Cambridge Graduate Orchestra, is a Lecturer at Morley College and a Lay Clerk at Ely Cathedral.