Dai Ogborn B.E.M.

Musical Director

David qualified as a teacher from the University of Wales & worked at Hampshire Education Authority; later he was music administrator at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Since 1981 David has conducted choirs in some of the world’s most beautiful concert halls, and raised thousands of pounds for charity. He said: “One of many highlights was performing at the Royal Albert Hall. It was a wonderful feeling walking out to the applause of a sold out audience” In 2011, he became MD for BHMVC and received the Mayor's award. In 2016 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Community Music.

Steve Busby

Deputy Musical Director

Paul Wright


Paul was born in Nottingham and developed a keen interest in the organ at school and later studied under Alwyn Surplice, Hugh Benham and James Lancelot. In 1975 he was appointed organist and choir master at St. Mary’s Church, Old Basing. He and Dai Ogborn have worked closely together since 1981 and Paul became accompanist for BHMVC at its inception in 2011. In 2001, both he and his wife, Marilyn were presented with the Mayor’s award for Community Music

Denis Smith