President: Sarah Walker, CBE

Conductor: Stephen Jackson

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Stephen Jackson

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Stephen Jackson

Stephen Jackson was appointed Conductor and Director of Music of the Cheltenham Bach Choir in 1998.

He has a national reputation as Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus, whom he has prepared in a huge repertoire for more than 40 conductors, including Haitink, Boulez, Rattle, Norrington and Andrew Davis.

 He has also conducted the Symphony Chorus himself in numerous concerts, CDs and studio recordings, both with BBC orchestras and a cappella. The emphasis on unaccompanied singing under his direction - their repertoire includes works by Strauss, Schoenberg, Ives and many contemporary composers - has given the BBCSC a unique profile among Britain's large amateur choruses.

Stephen Jackson appears frequently as guest conductor of the professional BBC Singers; projects together have  included Prom appearances, a CD issue of motets by Pierre Villette and a studio recording of Let it be, his own suite of (very difficult) Beatles arrangements.

Abroad, he has worked with both the Berlin and Netherlands Radio Choirs, and is busy as conductor, choral trainer and adjudicator throughout Europe and the USA. In September 2003 he conducted Messiah in Japan.

Stephen Jackson also directs the Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir in London, and is a council member of the  Association of British Choral Directors.


Tim Morris


Tim Morris was appointed Assistant Conductor in 1998, having filled the post of Chorus Master for the previous nine years and been involved with the choir for over twenty five years.

Tim's early musical training was under Eric Suddrick, a founder accompanist for the CBC and one of its former conductors. He went on to Selwyn College Cambridge, where in theory he studied Natural Sciences, but in practice spent most of his time making music. The first concert he conducted on leaving university was in Gloucester Cathedral in April 1973.   Tim is well known locally as an accomplished musician.  In addition to his CBC role he is conductor of the Oriel Singers, winners of the 2005 BBC Choir of the Year competition.

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