Director- Tim Knight

The Founder and Director of the choir, an ex chorister of York Minster, Tim has held positions with many Northern choirs and is presently the Director of Leeds Male Voice Choir and the Heritage singers, Principal of the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama Area Chairman of the Royal School of Church Music Ripon and Leeds area. For full information visit his website at


Principal Accompanist - Dr Chris Newton 


Chris is a noted organ recitalist and one of the organists at St Bartholomew's, Armley.  He is much in demand as an accompanist for various choirs and has played at many of the countries great cathedrals.

Assistant Accompanist - Matthew Lazenby 


Matthew is Director of Horsforth Choral society in Leeds as well as the Director of Music at St Martin's Potternewton in Leeds. 

Trainee conductor 


Joining us for this year is our first ever Trainee conductor, Mary Dougherty, on a year long placement with the choir to develop choral conducting technique