James Day

Director

Director of Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Musical Director of the Pimlico Musical Foundation and Fulham Camerata. Over the last couple of years James has regularly worked in China as a guest conductor with the Voices of Hangzhou Youth Choir, and also as a staff member of the Junior Choral Courses, Shanghai.

James has chorus mastered for the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican and Royal Albert Hall. He has prepared children’s choruses for productions at the Royal Opera House and BBC Proms and worked with the conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Bernard Haitink, Jakub Hruša, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski and Simon Halsey. He has prepared and conducted performances which have been broadcast on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Classic FM. In 2015 he appeared as a conductor on the reality television series, Made in Chelsea.

James originally studied at Durham University where he was Director of Music at University College and conducted the Durham Opera Ensemble. He was a prize-winning Choral Conductor at the Royal Academy of Music graduating with distinction in 2015.

Staff


Lisa Beckley

Vocal Coach • Trebles

Lisa began her musical career as a choral bursar in the choir of Keble College, Oxford, while studying Chemistry.

She specialises in consort singing, and enjoys a varied career, singing internationally for many of Britain’s leading ensembles, including The Sixteen, The King’s Consort, The English Concert, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Oxford Camerata, The Cardinall’s Musick, The Academy of Ancient Music, and Britten Sinfonia. She has an extensive discography as part of these groups, most notably appearing as the soloist on the best-selling Naxos recording of Faure’s Requiem (her Pie Jesu was featured in the Hollywood film ‘Broken Flowers’).

As well as her teaching at Tiffin School she also holds positions at Tiffin Girls’ School and St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith.


James Oldfield

Vocal Coach • Altos, Tenors, Basses

James was a chorister at Leicester Cathedral, then a Choral Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a Lay Clerk at St John’s College, Cambridge. He held scholarships to the Royal College of Music and the RCM International Opera School. His professional opera debut was as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera, and other roles have taken him to Opera North, ROH2 and Gothenburg Opera. James’ solo concert appearances include performances with the Hallé (Haydn Nelson Mass), London Symphony Orchestra (Mendelssohn Elijah), Philharmonia (Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music), and the RTÉ Symphony and Concert orchestras (Orff Carmina Burana, Rossini Stabat Mater). His CD recordings include Monteverdi Vespers and Handel Messiah.

James teaches at Tiffin Boys’ School, Dulwich College and Emanuel School, Battersea. He also coaches privately from his home in East Surrey, and on music courses for the National Youth Choir of Wales and the Benslow Music Trust.

www.james-oldfield.com 


Matthew O’Malley

Accompanist

Matthew O’Malley is Director of Music at Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames, and Organist of Kingston Parish Church. He studied music at Hertford College, Oxford where he directed the Chapel Choir as Organ Scholar. Matthew has since been an organist of All Saints’ Fulham, St. Alfege Greenwich and St. James’ Hampton Hill. Matthew has enjoyed conducting and accompanying school choirs, orchestras and bands in concerts, on tour, and in recordings.