Tim realised from a very early age that singing was something very dear to his heart. His musical journey started at the age of six when he became a boy chorister at Chelmsford Cathedral. After a short while singing the daily services and being surrounded by such magnificent sacred and secular music, he was hooked! Tim’s passion for singing carried on throughout his teenage years and after experimenting with the baritone range of his voice, he realised that it was the countertenor range which held his true affections.
Tim began studying with this voice for his music degree at Goldsmith’s College, University of London in 2001, after which he was fortunate enough to be offered a Vocal Scholarship to study for a Postgraduate Diploma at Trinity College of Music in London. During this time, Tim became a Choral Scholar at The Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich, alongside regular work with many of the UK’s finest choral ensembles including Ex Cathedra Consort, English Voices, Polyphony and Stile Antico. Tim’s freelance work was also coupled with singing services at places of worship such as the Brompton Oratory and St. Paul’s Cathedral. This was a very important time for Tim vocally and he will be forever indebted to his teacher, Timothy Travers-Brown, who worked extensively with him on vocal technique and stage craft.
In 2006, he successfully auditioned for the prestigious position of Alto Lay Clerk at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. After just two years here, Tim was invited to audition for The King’s Singers and was part of this wonderful ensemble for ten happy years. Recognition for the group during his tenure included two Grammy Awards®, a further Grammy nomination and an induction into the inaugural Gramophone Hall of Fame. Tim relished the opportunity to perform in the some of the world’s most beautiful churches and concert halls – certain highlights included trips to Australia, New Zealand and South America and performances in the Royal Albert Hall (London), The Musikverein (Vienna) and the Sydney Opera House. Apart from performing, Tim taught at over 500 masterclasses, workshops and summer schools as a member of The King’s Singers, imparting ensemble skills and techniques to choirs all over the world.