Artistic Director Tim Reader studied singing, accompanying and conducting at the University of Exeter, graduating in 2000. He returned to studies in 2018 for the Master’s programme in Solo Voice Ensemble Singing – “SVES”! – with Robert Hollingworth at the University of York, graduating the following year with a merit.
Tim spins many plates professionally; by day running a small website consultancy for charities and arts organisations; by night/weekend as a conductor and occasional singer London and beyond. He is also training to be a life coach.
He has conducted The Epiphoni Consort since its founding in 2014 in performances at Westminster Abbey, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, The Barbican, QEH Southbank Centre, St John’s Smith Square, for two BBC TV programmes and on the choir’s three CDs.
He is a member of the choir at St John’s Wood Church, in the shadow of Lord’s Cricket Ground, where he regularly and gratefully conducts when the Director of Music is away!