A young conductor working with a variety of choirs, amateur and professional, youth and adult

Current posts include Director of Music at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, Principal Conductor of Guildford Chamber Choir, Music Director of Vocality Surbiton, Songs and Soup Sloane Square, and Eltham Choral Society. He was named “Community Hero of Chelsea 2023” at Chelsea Awards in November 2023, for his work with his Tuesday lunchtime open-to-all community choir, “Songs and Soup”. 


Under the meticulous and authoritative direction of Max Barley, the Guildford Chamber Choir, Academia del Guado d’Oro, the Guildford Cathedral girl choristers and guest soloists Nicholas Mulroy and Matthew Brook gave us a truly superb performance.” Sebastian Forbes on Guildford Chamber Choir’s performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, March 2020

“La direction très précise et avec le sourire du jeune chef Max Barley” Ostilia Lanaro on St Mary’s Wimbledon choir concert, August 2019 Ugine, Savoie