The Jubilee Choir is pleased to have the services of not one but TWO talented directors :

Director - Oliver Tarney.


Oliver Tarney has conducted us from 2009. He was born (1984) and educated in Lancaster, moving on to read music at Manchester university. After completing a Master's Degree in composition, and training as a teacher – spending some time as a music teacher and vocal animateur in the north of England – he now teaches at Winchester College in Hampshire. He sings regularly with the college chapel choir and with Winchester Cathedral choir, and also keeps up a busy schedule as a choral director and composer. Oliver has written works for many groups, and now likes to specialise in choral compositions and arrangements.


Director - Thomas Edney.


Tom is a conductor, singer and academic originally from Newcastle upon Tyne. After studying at both Newcastle and Cambridge Universities, he is now a PhD student at the Royal College of Music. He is researching Herbert Howells’s Stabat Mater and, more broadly, the trends of British choral-orchestral works in the post-war period. Alongside this, Tom maintains a busy freelance career across the country. He is currently musical director of the Durham Singers, Newcastle Youth Choir Project, and the Jubilee Choir and artistic director of the vocal consort Vox Populi. He has previously sung with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge – with whom he has also recorded – and the Gabrieli Consort. Tom is passionate about bringing singing to all, with a strong emphasis on good vocal technique. This is reflected in his diverse portfolio career.