Who's who

Conductor - Jonathan Eyre ()

Joanathan Eyre, Conductor
of Carshalton Choral Society

Choral conductor Jonathan Eyre joins Carshalton Choral Society in January 2018, having enjoyed an association with CCS as concert accompanist and continuo player during the 2016/17 programme.

Jonathan enjoys a busy freelance career as an organist, choral director and classical crossover/musical theatre keyboardist. He is currently Sub-Organist at St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfields, where he is responsible for accompanying and assisting Rupert Gough in conducting the professional choir.

Accompanist - Joe Howson

, Accompanist of/Carshalton Choral Society

Joe Howson is a contemporary and collaborative pianist, currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Danny Driver. Born and raised in Bradford, he trained at the Yorkshire Young Musicians Centre before studying as an undergraduate at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Sergio De Simone. Prizes won as an undergraduate include the intercollegiate Appelbe Piano Prize at the North London Festival, the John Halford Competition for contemporary piano, and twice the Nancy Thomas prize for highest achieving undergraduate pianist.

As a postgraduate he is focusing on twentieth-century and contemporary repertoire; and also taking a keen interest in collaborative work. Collaborative highlights have included working with the British Youth Opera and Southbank Sinfonia, winning the RCM Lieder competition pianist’s prize, and attending the London Sinfonietta Academy 2018. He is an RCM Award Holder, supported by a Musicians’ Company Scholarship; and recipient of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Mark James Award.

Chairperson: Lucy Budd
Secretary: Gwen Russell