Choral Director and Community Practitioner
James is a London based choral conductor and community practitioner. He is the music director of Waltham Forest Community Choir (WFCC), chorus master of Julian Light Opera Society (JLOS) in Ealing and music director of chamber opera company the Willmore Singers. James' previous projects include a community performance of Krása's Brundibar for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 and several performances of a devised piece exploring the musical connections of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Most recently he was a member of the team of conductors leading the 500 Voices performance of David Lang's the public domain in the Barbican Centre.
James studied under Simon Halsey and graduated with an MA in Choral Conducting from the University of Birmingham. During his time at UoB, James also received tuition and guidance from Julian Wilkins and Simon Carrington, and gained valuable experience working with groups of all sizes and ability.
As a freelance musician, James is dedicated to bringing joy through high quality music to members of all backgrounds and communities.
- St Barnabas Sunday Concerts First Annual Walthamstow Messiah
- WFCC Christmas Concert