Our Music Director is Joel Newsome-Hubbard. He joined the choir in January 2017, succeeding our previous Director of many years standing, John Sutton.
Joel graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2012. He is a singer, trumpet player and conductor. Other than acting as MD for Ember Choral, Joel is MD of Note-Orious, a community choir in London and works with Nestle UK and John Lewis’s in-house choirs. He also regularly
deputises for a number of other choirs and founded Solistes de Musique Ancienne which is a “modern” Baroque orchestra and choir.
Joel and the choir are supported by our very experienced accompanist, Pam Kent. Pam is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. She has also been involved in piano teaching, giving chamber music recitals as well as acting as a professional accompanist to various musical organisations.