Having initially trained as a singer with Lyndon Vanderpump in Cambridge, and Ellis Keeler at the Royal Northern College of Music, Jeffrey Wynn Davies spent a number of years as a local education authority music adviser in Greater Manchester.
His national reputation as a choral conductor includes the winning of the BBC Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year title with his chamber choir Canzonetta. He founded the Manchester Chorale for BBC Radio Manchester, and, between 2001 and 2007, directed the internationally renowned Manchester Boys Choir. He also conducted Harrogate Choral Society between 1991 and 2005. He is Artistic Director of the Cranleigh Choral Week, where his 250 strong South of England Festival Chorus meets annually to perform major works in southern cathedral venues.
He has given workshops for all the major British choral organizations, and has directed choral festivals for the BBC. As well as being a consistently busy general music adjudicator, he has sat on the judging panel at international choral competitions, including Prague, Verona, and Malta.
He has served on the BBC Central Music Advisory Committee and the council of the Association of British Choral Directors, for whose annual Convention he has twice been Artistic Director and he is an adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals. Voice bafcd www.canzonetta.org.uk www.ccweek.org.uk