Born with a passion for music, our Assistant Director and Pianist, Jack, has been a natural musician since he was in primary school. Starting the piano at that age of 7, he picked up the flute 3 years later, nurturing his talent in various school orchestras and music groups, before studying A-Level music at Aldridge School, focusing on his instrument performance and theory knowledge.
Soon after starting university, Jack came on to our choir radar, impressing us with his keyboard skills, and vocals and in October 2012, he joined Birmingham Icknield Male Voice Choir as Assistant Pianist, becoming Assistant Conductor in 2014/5. He has since become a regular face at our Tuesday rehearsals, and concerts where he not only expertly conducts, but also shows off his singing prowess with solos too. His repertoire has included leading roles in everything from popular songs like Billy Joel's ‘Longest Time’ and ‘Let There be Peace on Earth’, to older pieces such as Gerald Finzi’s arrangement of ‘Who is Sylvia’ with words by William Shakespeare.
Jack is currently going into his final year at the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire studying the harpsichord, and is a member of not only BIMVC, but also of St Chad’s Cathedral Choir with whom he has travelled internationally - to Rome to perform in the Pantheon, and to the Vatican City to sing mass in St Peter’s Basilica.
As well as being interested in choral tradition, Jack has also been a member of the West Midlands Barbershop Harmony Chorus , as well as The Top Theatre Company where he was Musical Director for their 2012 pantomime; Treasure Island.
Jack is an extremely valued member of our choir and, along with Musical Director, Steve Roche, works hard to get us polished and up to speed, ready for our concerts which take place regularly throughout the year – thanks Jack!