Growing up in the Midlands (UK) Nigel began his musical life as a chorister at Solihull Parish Church going on to study singing and piano at the Royal College of Music in London. As a young counter-
In 1993, Nigel joined the world-
More recently, Nigel has been Director of Music at St Bartholomew the Great, London. He has co-
Nigel has conducted Vox Coelestis since its formation in 2005.
Simon was Head Chorister at Holy Trinity, Coventry’s Parish Church. He was nominated by the Royal School of Church Music as a finalist in the first ever “Choirboy of the Year” competition in 1975, alongside Nigel Short’s Solihull contemporary, Ian Simcock, adjudicated by Sir David Willcocks and Sir Charles Groves.
After a time as a bass in Coventry Cathedral Choir, he became a Layclerk in St Albans Cathedral Choir. He has sung with several chamber choirs, including the New London Chamber Choir, Vox Musica, the Michael Brewer Singers and Joyful Company of Singers. He has been a soloist on several of JCS’ recordings, as well as in concerts in Russia, France, Germany and the USA. He has also been a soloist in Monteverdi’s Vespers for City Chamber Choir in London, as well as at the BBC Proms, on Radio 3 and at the Snape Maltings under James Macmillan.
After several years as a School Business Manager, he is now Diocesan Administrator for the Episcopal Diocese of Edinburgh. He sings in the cathedral choirs of St Mary’s and St Giles, as well as the unique Robin Chapel Choir Along with his wife, Karen, and two friends, he has established a new choral group The Scottish Vocal Ensemble.
Over the years, many friends have turned out for our various concerts, without fee, and we thank them for their support and the giving of their talents:
SOPRANOS: Amanda Abbitt; Hannah Atherton; Cathryn Caunt; Julie Evans; Karen Filsell; Jo Forbes; Jenny Hasnip; Bridget Howarth; Alexandra McPhee; Louise McPhee; Olivia Maffett; Dawn Ponniah; Patricia Rees-
ALTOS: Debbie Johnstone; Kathryn Cook; Sue Dell; Denise Fabb; Mara Goldstein; Elaine Gould; Derek Harrison; Victoria Kane; Annika Lindskog; Anastasia Micklethwaite; Sarah Lucy Penny; Janet Willink; Oliver Yew
TENORS: James Atherton; Michael Benn; Simon Colston; Josh Cooter; Paul Curtis; Chris Dell; Ross Jelf; Grayson Jones; William Morgan; Stuart Murray Mitchell; Keith Parker; Steve Sanders; David Smith; Ewan Stockwell; Ben Trenchard; Geoff Ward; Richard West; Rory Wilson
BASSES: Kevin Bailey; Tim Bull; Matthew Clayton; Peter da Costa; Joseph Cullen; Jimmy Holliday; David Ireson; Jonathan Lane; Rod McPhee; David Rees-
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