Musical Director

TIM ARMSTRONG-TAYLOR

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Armstrong Taylor as our new Musical Director, starting in September 2017. 

Tim is a conductor, singer, composer, writer, teacher and producer.  As a boy his ubiquitous singing habit led him to his local church choir where he discovered a love a choral music, which has lasted a lifetime. He went on to study singing at the Guildhall School of music and drama and stayed there for sometime including graduating from the opera course.

Work has taken him all over the world singing with choirs such as the Monteverdi choir and the Schutz choir and singing operatic roles and oratorios throughout Europe.  He has worked as a session singer on many British and US movies and sung all over the world with his company Opera on the Run. Last year he performed `The Perfect Picnic’ (music by Mozart libretto by Tim) at the Arcola Theatre’s annual opera season Grimeborn. He had the privilege of being a Royal National Theatre company member for a year of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music singing alongside Dame Judi Dench.

More recently he has focused on musical direction and producing events and musical productions for Classical Mayhem, including extensively touring with his identical twin brother in their Victor and Albert comedy cabaret shows and productions such as ‘Decomposed! My brother is turning into a Zombie’, which received great critical acclaim at the Edinburgh festival in 2014 and has since been performed at the Teatru Manoel in Malta, at the Vault festival in London and elsewhere across the UK.

Tim directs three choirs, from a church choir to a large village choir and is really looking forward to taking over as musical director of Uxbridge Choral Society in Autumn 2017. He will be conducting Mendelssohn’s Elijah in January 2018 and Jenkins’ The Armed Man in May 2018.

As a composer/arranger he has written three chamber operas including ‘The Devil’s Deputy’ (performed at St Alban’s Arts Festival) and has written choral settings, arrangements and many comic songs for Victor and Albert.  

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