Robert H. Hyman
Our Musical Director
Local resident Robert Hyman is a Conductor, Composer, Lyricist, Musical Director and Performer. Robert loves to sing and to help others to do so. He has conducted sacred and secular choirs all his life from the Sibelius Academy in Finland to innumerable venues across Europe, many of England’s beautiful cathedrals, theatres and concert venues including a choir of 4000 at the O2 and the World Children’s Ensemble at the Royal Albert Hall involving young people from 37 different countries, and as conductor of the Boden Show Choir for 15 years who reached the final of ‘Bob Says Opportunity Knocks’.
As a composer, since reaching the finals of the Vivian Ellis awards with his version of ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’ he has since been specialising in writing music for pantomimes and has written music and lyrics for ‘Cinderella’ which was nominated for an Olivier award in 2007 and ‘Rapunzel’ in 2017 which won him a Great British Pantomime award. Robert is also no stranger to the West End as Musical Director for the hit musicals ‘The Big Life, Come Dancing’ written by and starring Ray Davies of the Kinks, and the Graeae Theatre Company production of the Ian Dury musical ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’ where he was seen performing Spasticus Autisticus to a worldwide TV audience at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony in 2012.
Everything to do with his career has been about exploring and developing the human voice and what it can do, and his experience in both the classical and the theatre world gives him a unique energy and perspective to carry on the musical excellence of Letchworth City Chorus and take them to even greater heights in the future and have a lot of fun in process!