John was appointed as our music director in 2020, bringing with him considerable energy and professional experience.
John has had a broad and active musical career as an operatic baritone, a vocal coach and conductor. He is also an Associate Lecturer in Choral Studies at the University of Chichester, Choral Director at East Sussex Academy of Music and a specialist examiner for Trinity Laban.
Having a particular interest in baroque musical period, John leads vocal workshops and masterclasses specialising in the repertoire including regular visits to Early Music Fora and 'Sing and Discover' days with Richard Wigmore throughout the UK.
John is also music director of the BREMF Singers (Brighton Early Music Festival), Baroque Collective Singers, East Sussex Bach Choir and Eastbourne Choral Society and co-director of The Baroque Collective and the Lewes Baroquefest, launched in 2019. He directed chamber choir courses at Dartington for many years and was a tutor at the AIMS summer school.