Michael Bell has been Musical Director of Dartford Choral Society since 1984 taking over the baton from David Atkinson.
A graduate of Bristol University, Michael Bell trained additionally as a music teacher at the London Institute of Education. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Organists and has been conductor of Dartford Choral Society since 1984.
He was Director of Music at Dartford Grammar School for Boys from 1975 to 1992 and was appointed Rochester Diocesan Organ Adviser in 1989.
First prizewinner of the 1983 West of England Organ Festival, he has subsequently given recitals at St. Paul's, Southwark and Rochester Cathedrals, and in may churches in London and the provinces (not to mention Scotland).
A former organist of Dartford Parish Church, Michael is currently Organist and Choirmaster of St. Nicholas Church, Chislehurst, Kent.