“I wanted to craft adventurous repertoire with a sense of cohesion, connection & imagination”

Stephen Jones founded City Chamber Choir in 1987.  Steve has crafted his style of musical leadership from the observation of some wonderful musicians.  “My early experiences with the likes of Professor Ivor Keys, Brian Wright and Ian Humphris has profoundly impacted how I strive to lead the choir.” 

“Keys brought music to life in rehearsal with his erudition, passion and made learning a wonderful journey full of riches. It was more than just the notes. Wright had brilliant, unerring rhythmic sensibility and Humphris really knew how to get the best out of mixed ability singers with grace and humour.”

“I aspire for singers to become as besotted with the joy of singing together as I am”

Steve is widely experienced as a conductor, repetiteur, continuo player, singing teacher and composer.  He studied piano at London’s Trinity College of Music with John Bingham and singing with John Huw Davies.  Over the years he has sung with the London Sinfonietta, St Paul’s Cathedral choir, Collegium Musicum of London, and the choir of St Peter’s Eaton Square, as well as being an Evangelist, oratorio and tenor soloist specialising in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire.

Steve is accompanist and assistant conductor of Goldsmiths Choral Union, a position he has held since 1978.  In 1994 he became Musical Director of Hertfordshire’s Aeolian Singers and is also Director of Music of his local church.