Born in Huddersfield in 1964 and deaf since birth, Paul Whittaker is a pioneer of music education for Deaf people. After gaining a music degree from Wadham College,Oxford and a Post-Graduate Diploma from the RNCM he spent 27 years running a charity “Music and the Deaf” before leaving that to pursue a freelance career in 2015.
Passionate about signed song Paul has appeared at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh and Aldeburgh Festivals, worked with The Sixteen, The Bach Choir, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, Halle Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Recently he has been proving BSL for the Stay At Home Choir and Oxford Bach Soloists for their online choral projects, among others.
He is delighted to be returning to Friday Afternoons and to encouraging you to both song and sign these terrific songs.