Ken Burton regularly directs the London Adventist Chorale and Croydon SDA Gospel Choir. Following the latter’s involvement in several BBC Songs Of Praise performances, he founded the session broadcast choir the Adventist Vocal Ensemble, out of which came a quartet, Tessera, which likewise sings regularly on Songs Of Praise. Ken is a regular adjudicator for Choir Of The Year and has also judged Channel 4’s Gospel Singers Of The Year. He has contributed to all of the series of ITV’s The X Factor, as a vocal contractor, session singer and choral arranger, not only for contestants, but for special guests such as Beyoncé, will.i.am, Christina Aguilera, Robbie Williams and Rihanna. Ken has worked as a vocal coach for the UK’s Cultural Olympiad choir Youth Music Voices, which performed at WOMAD and the Royal Opera House.
Ken has a strong background in classical music, and has worked as a chorus master training choirs to sing large-scale works. He has conducted, written and arranged several choral and orchestral works, including for the London Mozart Players, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Swan and various BBC orchestras. Several of his choral works have been published by Faber Music, Oxford University Press and the Royal School of Church Music. He is also actively involved with music education work in Kenyan orphanages.