Director of Music

Sion Parry became Director of Music of Pro Musica Choir in January 2024. A native Welsh speaker, born in North Wales, he gained a scholarship to Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester to study the violin and continued his studies at Trinity College, London. He has worked as a freelance violinist with numerous orchestras including the National Chamber Orchestra of Wales and as soloist and chamber musician aboard the Queen Elizabeth II. For the past twenty years, Sion has taught in music departments in both the State and Independent sectors and has held posts as Director of Music and Director of Performing Arts. As Director of the Britten Faculty of Music at Ipswich School he conducted the Chapel Choir in Cathedrals and Concert Halls in the UK and abroad including Berlin Cathedral, St John the Divine Cathedral, New York and Snape Maltings Concert Hall as well as broadcasting on national radio. Sion has directed choirs and orchestras including The London Mozart Players, The Fletching Singers, Seaford Choral Society, Lewes Concert Orchestra as well as collaborative performances with Selwyn College Chapel Choir, Cambridge and The King`s Singers. He has also worked as a GCSE and A Level examiner. He lives with his family in Eastbourne and enjoys reading, cycling and travelling.