Robert Jones was a founder member of the Tallis Scholars. He sang with them for twenty years. He now sings regularly with the Orlando Consort and the Gabrieli Consort. Robert is a brilliant arranger of choral music and has been director of music at St. Bride’s, Fleet Street since 1988.
Sarah MacDonald (Conductor) was appointed to the position of Director of Music in Chapel at Selwyn in 1999: she is the first woman in over 700 years of Oxbridge history to hold such a post. She has played numerous recitals, and made numerous recordings variously in the guises of conductor, pianist, organist, and producer. She has conducted choirs on tours of Europe, the Middle East, and North America, has broadcast live on BBC Radio, and is a winner of the Royal College of Organists’ Limpus Prize.
Tim Jackson is Composer-in-Association with Onyx Brass. His pieces have been played all over the world in halls such as the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall. He plays French Horn in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Eric Crees was appointed Principal Trombone in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in September 2000. Before joining Covent Garden, Eric played in the London Symphony Orchestra for twenty-seven years, twenty as Co-Principal. As conductor and arranger, Eric has directed the London Symphony Orchestra Brass for many years. His brass arrangements have received great acclaim and have been played world-wide.
English conductor Nicholas Cleobury has a fine reputation as an orchestral, operatic and choral conductor of flair and imagination. He has appeared with major orchestras and opera companies and at numerous festivals, including the London Proms, and recorded extensively. His wide but focused repertoire, innovative programme planning, exciting work in education and numerous Artistic Directorships make him an important and influential figure in the musical world.
Judith Bingham became associate composer with the BBC Singers in 2005. In 2004; she won two awards at the British Composer Awards. The premiere of Chartres in 1993 led to a succession of major performances and commissions: by the BBC Philharmonic, London Symphony orchestra, King’s College Cambridge, the Centenary Proms, Three Choirs Festival, Westminster Abbey and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. JAM co-commissioned Bingham to write its 2006 headline piece with BBC Radio 3