Gabriel Crouch is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Choirs at Princeton University. He began his musical career as an eight-year-old in the choir of Westminster Abbey, where he performed a solo at the wedding of HRH Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson. After completing a choral scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was offered a place in the renowned a cappella group The King's Singers in 1996. In the next eight years he made a dozen recordings on the BMG label (including a grammy nomination), and gave more than 900 performances in almost every major concert venue in the world. Special collaborative projects saw him working and performing with some of the world's most respected artists, including percussionist Evelyn Glennie, pianists Emmanuel Ax and George Shearing, singer Barbara Hendricks and 'Beach Boy' Bruce Johnston.
Since moving to the USA in 2005, first to run the choral program at DePauw University in Indiana, and now at Princeton University, he has built an international profile as a conductor, with recent engagements in China and Australia as well as Europe and the United States. 2010 saw his first appearance as a conductor at an ACDA convention, as well as his first All-State choral engagement in Kentucky. In 2008 he founded the British early music ensemble ‘Gallicantus’, with whom he has released three recordings under the Signum label to rapturous reviews. His most recent recording of music by Byrd and de Monte, ‘The Word Unspoken’, was selected as ‘editor’s choice’ in Gramophone magazine, and was listed among the nine ‘best of 2012’ on the BBC’s ‘CD Review’. When the academic calendar allows, Gabriel maintains parallel careers in singing and record production. He is a frequent performer with the British choir Tenebrae, and as a producer his latest credits have included Winchester Cathedral Choir, The Gabrieli Consort and Tenebrae.
His achievements in the choral world have led to many invitations to adjudicate choral competitions, notably the mixed choir final of ‘Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year’ (televised by the BBC), and in 2009 at the Parahyangan International Chamber Choir Competition in Indonesia. His work as a singer, coach and musical director has led to his name appearing in the London Times’ list of ‘Great British Hopes’.