Dale Chambers, a violist, conductor and educationalist, studied the viola with Roger Best (Alberni Quartet) and Christopher Wellington (Rasumovsky Quartet) whilst at Surrey University and later at The Royal College of Music, where he was also trained on the Opera Course at the Britten Pears Theatre.
He performs with many of the major orchestras in the UK, including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, The Royal Ballet Sinfonia and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well as singing with the choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and touring with period music ensembles, such as the Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. All of this is in addition to his work as Head of Strings at The Royal Grammar School in Guildford.
As a conductor, he has directed several choirs including The Guildford Singers, Stoneleigh Choral Society and several of the Leith Hill Festival Choirs. He has been musical director of the Chobham Festival for over 20 years.