'Tim Knight has been my vocal coach for a number of years and is without a doubt the best vocal coach I have had. He has helped me to develop my voice immensely and has been a joy to work with. I am also a member of one of Tim's choirs, and have enjoyed watching him develop the choir from a 'new start' to an accomplished and polished group of performers. Tim is passionate, knowledgeable to expert level and committed to music. He has a fantastic manner about him and it is impossible not to warm to him.'
Born in Northallerton, Tim became a chorister in York Minster Choir under Dr Francis Jackson, with the daily round of choral services exposing him to an immense and diverse repertoire.
Tim now pursues a three-pointed musical career. As a conductor, he has worked with choirs large and small and held posts with Wakefield Festival Chorus, Vocalis, The York Rose Singers, Thornton Vocal Union, and provided choral workshops for many other choirs and Choral Organisations .He also runs two choirs he founded, The Heritage Singers and The Heritage Masterworks Chorale.
The Heritage Singers have sung choral evensong and other services throughout Yorkshire for the past twenty years and work to maintain and restore the Anglican choral tradition in areas without access to a regular choir, they have provided services in the great English Cathedrals and also the smallest of village churches touring also forms a major part of the choirs activities and the choir has visited Irelands, Holland, Norway, Hungary and the USA
The Heritage Masterworks Chorale was founded in 2009 to provide concerts in venues that do not have access to choral music and to tour internationally. Drawing its members from all over Yorkshire it has already performed at the Menin Gate ( Belgium), St Patricks Cathedral and other venues in New York and is presently on a 5 year touring plan taking the composers music back to their own churches, in November 2015 this resulted in sing Faure’s Requiem to a full house in le Madeleine church in Paris.
This year the choir tours Venice as well as a programme of events here at homeTim became Musical Director of Leeds Male Voice Choir in January 2014 and he quickly re-established Leeds Male Voice Choir as a popular feature on local music scene. Under Tim’s leadership, innovative and diverse concert programming, expanding audiences and the continued growth in membership have resulted in one of the most exciting periods in the choir’s 99 year history.
This year sees them celebrating 100 years of their history with a spectacular concert in Leeds Town Hall
Tim also runs the annual Summer Cathedral Course with the Eldon singers giving experienced singers the chance to sample a cathedral choir setting for weekend. and has recently acted as a judge in the Canco Mediterrania International Choir Competition in Barcelona
He has previously held the post of Music and Festivals office to the National association of choirs and is presently Chairman for the Royal School of Church Music committee in the Ripon and Leeds area