Horizon Voices is a London-based professional vocal ensemble seeking to broaden musical horizons through a programme of education workshops, outreach projects and performances.
Led by a music education specialist and comprising some of the country's top professional choral singers, the ensemble aims to deliver music-making projects for children, young people and the community. Curating projects around particular themes encourages participants to explore, interact with and appreciate a wide range of classical and contemporary choral and vocal repertoire.
James is a BMus (Hons) graduate of the University of Sheffield where he was the recipient of the Sir Thomas Beecham Scholarship for the highest performance in academic musical studies, specialising in musical theatre, music education, historical musicology and analytical approaches.
Following his undergraduate degree, James completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Music Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London. He currently holds positions as Director of Music in a northwest London preparatory school and as Director of the Junior Choir at St Mark's Church Maida Vale, as well as working as a freelance conductor, singer and animateur across London.
James is passionate about music education and particular interests include choral music direction and vocal pedagogy for children, developing audiences for choral music and lifelong music-making opportunities for amateur singers.
Saint Christina's School
We are delighted to work regularly with the pupils of Saint Christina's School, both inviting them to participate in external performances alongside our professional ensemble and also by delivering choral singing, conducting and composition workshops in school.