HELEN STYLESCONDUCTOR

Helen first directed a choir for a church production of Jonah Man Jazz  when she was 14. Brought up in a musical family she went on to study violin, piano, organ and voice and attended the Royal College of Music Junior Department. Her solo singing really took off when she was awarded a Choral Scholarship to Christ’s College Cambridge where she read veterinary medicine. 

Helen has wide-ranging musical tastes and, as a singer, has performed oratorio solos and recitals of musical theatre, opera and lieder. She has also been back on stage recently firstly as Meg in Brigadoon and is about to appear as the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music.  She has performed and broadcast both at home and abroad.

In addition to the Tuesday Singers she conducts Laudamus and the Twyford Singers with whom she has conducted full orchestral performances of Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Handel's Messiah. She was also the MD for a recent production of Annie. Helen is also a Suzuki violin teacher of young (and not so young) pupils

Helen spent nine years working as a practising vet (specialising in cats), but has now decided to follow her heart and in recent years has been earning her living solely as a  musician  She lives in Maidenhead with her young family.


 



 JAMES CHURCH - ACCOMPANIST

James has had a passion for choral music since an early age and supports many choral societies and community choirs in Maidenhead and the surrounding area.  He graduated from Chichester University in 2006 after winning the Robert Headley Music Prize.
His most recent London cabaret work includes: An Evening with
Maria Kesselman; Gregg Edelman:a Broadway State of Mind ; Bryan Batt; Batt on a Hot Tin Roof and Russel Grant & Martin Miles : Songs We Always Wanted to Sing - But Were Never Allowed To (2014 London Cabaret Award nomination) 
For 9 years  James produced his monthly Cabaret Night at Norden Farm where he worked with some of the biggest names in the West-End, such as Anita Harris,Hannah Waddingham, Sally Ann Triplett, Liz Robertson, Rosemary Ashe and Peter Polycarpou.

James' London theatre work includes the revival of Sweeney Todd, Julian Slade's Free as Air; Ivor Novello's Gay's the Word  and Gyles Brandreth's Now We Are 60.  In 2009 James made his West-End debut in Dora; a tribute to Dora Bryan at Her Majesty's Theatre .
Recent recordings include Free as Air and Gay's the Word cast albums ( Jay Recordings)