Richard Hobson, Director of Music
Richard Hobson was born in Yorkshire. He was a chorister at Lichfield Cathedral and read music at Wadham College, Oxford, where he was College Organist. After a post-graduate year at St John's College, Cambridge, he joined the staff of Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith in 1976, becoming Director of Music in 1982. in September 1996 he was appointed Director of Music at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood, a post from which he retired in 2012. He is also Organist to the Merchant Taylors' Company in the City of London.
He has been organist and Director of Music of the Grosvenor Chapel since 1981. As well as directing the professional choir, he arranges the annual series of Mayfair Organ Concerts in collaboration with St George's, Hanover Square, conducts the Mayfair Community Choir and oversees the fabric of the Grosvenor Chapel as Chairman of the Fabric Committee.
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