Artistic Director Tim Reader studied singing, accompanying and conducting at the University of Exeter, graduating in 2000. He returned to academia in 2018 for the Master’s programme in Solo Voice Ensemble Singing with Robert Hollingworth at the University of York, graduating the following year with a merit.
Tim carefully balances dual careers, one in website consultancy for charities and arts organisations, and the other as a singer and choral director in London and surrounding areas.
He has conducted The Epiphoni Consort in performances at Westminster Abbey, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, The Barbican, The QEH and St John’s Smith Square, and for the BBC. He conducts as a regular deputy for the professional choir of St John’s Wood church, and numerous choirs and choral societies in the capital.
He is a member of the Sunday morning choir, comprising eight professional singers, at St John’s Wood church.
Jess Haig provides expert administrative support to The Epiphoni Consort. Before moving to London in 2016, Jess spent five glorious years in Cardiff where she completed a Bachelor of Music degree at Cardiff University followed by a Masters in Arts Management at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She now pursues dual careers as a freelance choral singer and arts manager.
As a musician, Jess is a member of St Martin’s Voices, the professional choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and sings regularly on the London Church circuit (and with Epiphoni, of course!).
As an Arts Manager, Jess has held various roles such as Orchestras & Ensembles Manager at RWCMD and PR Assistant with Eleventenths. During her Masters, she was privileged to work with the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester and the BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales in Cardiff.
Alongside her work with The Epiphoni Consort, Jess works for The Sixteen managing their prestigious young artist scheme, Genesis Sixteen (of which she was a member herself in 2015-16!) and partakes in regular singing engagements in and around London.