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James Naylor is a choral director based in London. He specialises in working together with community organisations to produce high-quality, large-scale projects that prioritise community engagement.

James trained with Simon Halsey at the University of Birmingham and has since worked on a number of exciting community projects, including LSO 500’s UK premiere of David Lang’s the public domain at the Barbican and a community production of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in Putney, featuring a cast of over 100 performers.

James has enjoyed many years working through the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, beginning at university where he music directed the G&S society and has since worked with Jessica Dalton to produce many G&S productions for summer festivals and come-and-sing events.

James is also the Music Director of Waltham Forest Community Choir, and travels around the city and outeĀ§r areas working with choirs and choral societies. He is dedicated to bringing joy through high quality music to members of all backgrounds and communities."

Jessica Dalton is a director and designer based in London. She is Artistic Director of The Willmore Singers and currently Director in Residence with Julian Light Operatic Society.

Previous credits include Carmen (Birmingham Repertory Opera Society), Twelfth Night (Bristol Shakespeare Festival), Timon of Athens (The Willmore Singers), Dido and Aeneas (The Willmore Singers), HMS Pinafore (Grosvenor Light Opera Society) and Brundibar (as part of the City of Bristol’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations).

She is currently a doctorate student at the University of Roehampton where she is supported by a music scholarship from the Southlands Methodist Trust.