James Llewelyn Jones B Mus (Hons), M Mus
James’s passion for choral singing was enriched as a member of the National Youth Choirs of Wales and Great Britain, he was also a founder member of the National Chamber Choir. His musical education continued in Birmingham where he gained his B Mus (Hons) and M Mus degrees with distinction.
He has worked with some of the world’s leading children’s choirs in Chicago and Toronto and spent 11 years conducting the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain; was involved in the formation of the National Children’s Training Choir GB and also Dulce Corum (the National Girls’ Chamber Choir). He was also the conductor of Canzonetta Children’s Choirs of Manchester – formally the internationally acclaimed Manchester Boys’ choir.
Since 2006, James has been the Musical Director of the Birmingham Canoldir Male Choir, and conducted a Welsh massed choir of 300 voices at Town Hall, in celebration of the choir’s 50th anniversary in 2016.
James has recently taken on new challenges in being appointed as the MD of the The Rhos Male Voice Choir – it has been a childhood dream of his to lead one of the top Welsh choirs. Based in a small village Rhosllanerchrugog of around 9,000 inhabitants, the choir, one of 7 in the village, has become widely acknowledged as one of the best of its kind in the country and James is most excited about his future with them.
Since September 2014, James has been the Musical Director of the Midlands Hospitals’ Choir – loved by all singers, he has worked us hard to improve our performances and extend our repertoire.