Patron: Bazil Meade MBE

James Davey

James Davey is one of the UK’s most distinguished and respected choral directors, in demand for his work as a conductor, choir trainer, adjudicator and fixer.

Formerly the chief choral advisor for the BBC’s sheet music archive, James has delivered projects for the BBC Singers Education Department and regularly conducts and prepares choirs for broadcasts on TV and radio, as well as providing professional ensembles to the entertainment and advertising industries. 

At the heart of his busy schedule James is Musical Director for Chantage (winners of the Malta International Choral Competition 2015 and the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year Competition 2006) and the Chandos Chamber Choir, and he is a Choral Conductor for the Royal College of Music Junior Department. He also directs 4Tunes, the award-winning staff choir at Channel 4 Television.
James is a tutor for the Association of British Choral Conductors and the Association of Irish Choirs, offering guidance to conductors all over the UK, and during the summer months he leads choirs for the Cranleigh Choral Week and the Sherborne Summer School of Music.