Supported by Colne Valley Male Voice Choir
Thom Meredith, M.A. (Oxon)
Musical Director CVB
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Thom was educated at Lawnswood School, Leeds and then Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was awarded an Exhibition for conducting the Chapel Choir (1985 - 1987). Following a PGCE qualification from the University of Leeds, he taught Music in schools including four years as Head of Music at Colne Valley High School. Thom’s career involvement with young people continues in his current post as Principal of the Kirklees Music School (KMS). The Music School's concerts, involving choirs and many varied instrumental ensembles from throughout Kirklees, have become established over the years as excellent showcases of young musical talent. Thom is also the Musical Director of Colne Valley Male Voice Choir.
Christopher began accompanying at the age of 14 as the rehearsal pianist for the Bradford Player’s production of The Boyfriend. Since then, he has enjoyed an active career accompanying choirs and soloists around the Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside areas, and also enjoys singing and performing as a cocktail pianist. He studied English and French Literature at the University of York before moving to Japan to teach English. During his time in Japan, Chris continued to perform both as a soloist and accompanist for various Japanese ensembles and performers. Having recently returned to England, he has quickly stepped back into a busy and varied role as an accompanist.