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Musical Director

Joe is a freelance musical director, vocal coach and actor. 

He is the musical director of Barnes Community Choir and The Collective, a new ensemble composed of actors, singers, and other musical directors.

As a musical director and singing coach, Joe has worked for many of London's leading theatre schools, including Arts Educational Schools, Associated Studios, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Millennium Performing Arts, where he is also a lecturer in musical theatre history.

Joe has had a long association with David Greig’s award-winning play The Events, for which he has been the onstage pianist / choir director of two UK tours and one US tour, most recently playing at the Curran Theater, San Francisco, and the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis. He was the co-MD for a special one-off performance of the play at the South Bank's Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2014 which featured a choir of 250 singers from all over the UK and Ireland.

Joe has also been Musical Director for productions including the award-winning new musical, The Superhero (workshop), Rock City (Celebrity Cruises), Assassins (Pleasance Theatre) and Side by Side by Sondheim (Headliners Club, Chiswick). Other productions as MD include student productions of Sister Act, Cabaret, Me and My Girl, The Last Five Years, The Witches of Eastwick, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

As an actor, Joe appeared in David Cromer’s acclaimed re-imagining of the Thornton Wilder play Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. 

During 2013 Joe was the assistant vocal director for the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company, and he is an associate MD for the National Youth Music Theatre.


Associate Musical Director

Sarah is a young, vibrant choral director, enjoying a blossoming career as a conductor and vocal coach in London and the South East. She read music at Cambridge University, where she held a choral scholarship with Sidney Sussex College, and completed a BA Hons between 2007 and 2010. She studied conducting with Stephen Layton, and performed in masterclasses with Stephen Cleobury, Andrew Nethsingha and Timothy Brown.  

After graduating in 2010, Sarah continued her conducting studies in Brighton, where she worked closely with Brighton Early Music Festival as a vocal coach and director.  In 2014, Sarah was awarded the Association of British Choral Directors bursary scheme for young conductors, and through the scheme worked with the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, a 150- strong chorus. Sarah works as a musical director and vocal coach with the arts department at Brunel University, and directs Tapestry, a sixteen voice ensemble based in Berkshire exploring 19th and 20th century repertoire for women's voices. 

As an alto, Sarah is currently a Lacock Scholar and studies with Jenevora WilliamsIn August 2015, Sarah took up a week-long Fellowship at the Norfolk Chamber Music Course at Yale University, on the Choral Conducting workshop lead by Simon Carrington. Most recently, Sarah was appointed as the Conducting Scholar with Genesis Sixteen from 2015-16, a young artists scheme run by The Sixteen designed to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers. 


Associate Musical Director

Trained: Cambridge University, Royal Academy of Music

Theatre (as Musical Director) includes: Oppenheimer (RSC Swan/Vaudeville); The Shoemaker’s Holiday (RSC Swan); Shoes (Peacock/Sadler’s Wells); A Christmas Carol (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Ingerland (Linbury, ROH); Awaking Beauty (Stephen Joseph Theatre).

Jonathan also works regularly for the education departments of the Royal Opera House and ENO.

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Associate Musical Director

Ben read music as an Organ Scholar at Cambridge University and now works across the UK as a Musical Director of Musical Theatre and Opera. He has taught and accompanied singing students at The Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Oxford School of Drama, Birmingham School of Acting, Millennium School of Performing Arts and LAMDA. He has recently been playing in 'Les Miserables' in London's West End and is currently Musical Supervisor of the off-Broadway transfer of Tooting Arts Club's acclaimed production of 'Sweeney Todd'. When not in the theatre, Ben conducts choirs around London, and is this year's Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar, studying under Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan.

Previous credits include 'Don Giovanni', 'The Marriage of Figaro', 'Tosca', 'La Bohéme', 'Madame Butterfly' and 'The Barber of Seville' with Heritage Opera, Sondheim's 'Assassins' at The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, 'Merrie England' at The Finborough Theatre, and 'Fabulous Creatures', a new cabaret-musical he co-wrote for the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.