Feature in the Musician’s Union Magazine Winter 2016

It’s a real pleasure to be interviewed about how to set up and lead a choir by the MU. And I’m pleased to be able to give some insight as to how I approach teaching and developing my choirs.

Check out Eclipse Choir to see more of our progress since it was formed in 2014. And this year we’re delighted to be performing at the beautiful All Saints Church for our Christmas Concert on Thursday 22nd December. At present there are still some tickets available, but they are selling fast! Get in there now and book yours!

Backing Alistair Griffin at The Bedford

Gig with Alistair Griffin at The Bedford

In early December I was asked to create four-part vocal arrangements and rehearse 14 singers from Eclipse Choir to support Alistair’s breath-taking renditions of Coldplay’s, Fix You and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, which he performed at the highly acclaimed live music venue, “The Bedford”, in Balham.

It was a beautiful night, Alistair writes such well-crafted and engaging songs, and it was a real pleasure to work with him. There will be more to come sometime in February 2016 so watch this space! You can find Alistair and his music here:


Eclipse Choir Summer 2015 Performance

Eclipse Choir Summer Performance Banner

We are delighted to announce that summer performance ticket sales for Eclipse Choir, Jim’s brand new choir, are now open!


SUNDAY 19/07/2015


Performance 7.30-9.30pm. Doors open 7pm. A cash bar will be open on the night for refreshments.


The Theatre,
Richmond Adult Community College
Parkshot Centre
Richmond TW9 2RE


Adults £12
Children £10 (15 yrs and under). Under 2s go free.



Eclipse Choir started in April 2015 when Jim put into motion his dream of setting up his own choir which would rehearse and perform a mix of modern and more classical songs in SATB (or for those not familiar with choral lingo–soprano, alto, tenor, bass).

Here we are nearly 10 weeks later and wholeheartedly getting ready to perform our debut gig.

The choirs will be singing songs from Bob Chilcott, Toto and Queen to the Kings Singers.

Eclipse is made up of two choirs groups that rehearse separately on Monday and Thursday nights, plus some small ensemble groups performing as well as one or two soloists. Please visit our website to find out more!