Timothy trained under the well-known choral arranger and accompanist Michael Neaum, and also Anthea Cator at Clarendon College, before graduating from University College Bretton Hall in West Yorkshire. His career began at Bretton Hall, teaching singing to undergraduates, and has included freelance work as a musical director in Yorkshire and London, conducting large choirs in projects at major concert halls across the UK, commissions for compositions and arrangements, and private vocal tuition. He has worked alongside major artists such as Brian May and Toyah Willcox, performed in venues from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to the Royal Albert Hall, and conducted internationally. His musical arrangements and orchestrations have been performed across the UK and USA, by ensembles ranging from local community choirs to the City of London Philharmonic.
His current work has three major strands - running a large community choir called BeVox (with his wife Toni), writing and publishing arrangements for choirs (published via ChoirCommunity, in partnership with Hal Leonard), and providing various practical support for other choirs and choir leaders (including musical typesetting of scores, and hosting leadership development sessions run by his friend and colleague, Andy Jenkins).
Once choral singing returns to some degree of normality, after the Covid-19 pandemic, Timothy will return to his other passion - running team-building workshops for corporate clients, using singing to empower and connect organisations. He is also very much looking forward to the return of the Choir Leaders' Choir, a loose collective of other choir leaders that Timothy formed in 2019 for the express purpose of enabling choir leaders to sing together for fun.
Conducting the National Festival Orchestra, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Conducting 200 amateur singers and rock band at The Octagon, Sheffield
Singing with professional ensemble Singpact
At the end of a concert on board a cruise liner in the Baltic Sea
Conducting 80-voice choir at Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
Appearing as guest conductor for Jane McDonald's UK tour