Tim’s interest in music started at the age of seven when he followed his father into the local church choir and began to learn the piano on an ancient instrument with lots of notes missing.
Studying the organ at Archbishop Tenison’s Grammar School and later under Richard Jenkinson, Tim went on to gain a distinction at Associated Board grade 8 and the Archbishops’ Diploma in Church Music. He has given organ recitals and organ concerti at various venues, including Croydon Minster. He has been Director of Music at a number of churches in the South East and in Northampton. Since early 2013 he has been Director of Music Abington Church (the Church in the Park) Northampton.
He has sung with, accompanied and conducted many choral groups over some 40 years. For seven years he conducted the Trinity Singers, a chamber choir in East Sussex and in 2011 conducted a concert to mark the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Musicians’ Benevolent Society. For two years he was accompanist of the Northampton Male Voice Choir and for five years he was accompanist for the Towcester Choral Society, whom he conducted for a season during the maternity leave of the Director.
Music has up to now been a hobby for Tim, with day jobs for 29 years in Barclays Bank and more recently as a School Business Manager (in charge of everything the teachers won’t get involved in!). However, early retirement in April 2015 is providing him the time to extend his musical horizons still further and he was delighted in January 2015 to be appointed as Musical Director to the Camerata Singers.
At home Tim is husband to an equally musical wife, Hilary, and “father” to two cats and two horses. Recently, he started to teach himself to play piano accordion but has yet to be asked to do this in public!