Music Director

Daniel Mahoney

Daniel is a young, accomplished choral conductor, originally from Boston USA, with a proven record of engaging programming, community building, vocal development and innovative thinking.

Since completing his postgraduate studies, he has been working regularly as a freelance conductor in both the USA and UK. This includes work with the University of Birmingham choirs, Schola Cantorum of Oxford, College of the Holy Cross, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Boston Cecilia, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and several more.

He has recently moved to live full time in the UK and is delighted to be taking the musical helm of the Reading Bach Choir with interesting and challenging programme ideas for future concerts as well as repertoire embracing the Choir’s cultural history. 

When not on the podium, Daniel is busy singing. He is a professional choral and solo artist (a tenor) who appears with ensembles of every size, from early music consorts to symphonic choruses.

Daniel holds two postgraduate degrees in choral conducting: one from the University of Birmingham and the other from The Boston Conservatory. He is a qualified teacher and holds a Bachelor of Music in music education from Ithaca College, one of the leading programs for music educators in the United States.


In May 2022, Daniel Mahoney was a guest of Bill Buckley on Radio Berkshire talking about his recent appointment as Music Director of Reading Bach Choir and his thoughts and plans for our future together.

Listen to his interview

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