As of January 2023, our Music Director is Paul Jeanes.
Paul studied conducting, composition, organ and piano at Trinity College of Music and is the holder of several awards including the Chappell Composition Prize, the Harold Clarke Prize for Accompaniment and the St Marylebone Award for Musicianship.
He divides his time between a number of musical endeavours, including choral directing, performing, composing and arranging. He has been Musical Director of the Amici Chamber Choir since January 2017 and is also Musical Director of Ember Choral, and Organist and Choir Director at Hampton Parish Church. He has previously been musical director of Kennet Opera, Norwood Green Choral Society, Eastcote Choral Society and the Anselm Singers. As an arranger, he has orchestrated music for several television and films projects, and has recorded at some of London’s most prestigious studios including Air, Hoxa HQ, and Abbey Road.
Paul is much in demand as an accompanist and recitalist. He performs regularly with tenor Stephen Anthony Brown, and flautist Nina Robertson, in recitals across the UK and Europe, and has a strong commitment to performing the music of neglected British composers.
When not immersed in music, he is to be found pottering in his garden, cycling in the Hertfordshire countryside, or playing nursery rhymes to his newly-arrived granddaughter.
Paul 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.