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"He is easy to sing for and allows the choir to be at ease"
         - Simon Halsey, Chorus Director (CBSO Chorus, LSC Chorus, Berlin Rundfunkchor)

"One of our finest singers on all fronts: in terms of musicality, reading and voice." 
         - Matthew Searles, Director of Music (Buckfast Abbey, 2022 -)

"The best young Abraham I've heard. Full of rich natural feeling - just a wonderful voice."
         - Stefan Bevier, Chorus Master (Philharmonia Chorus, 2010 - 2018)

"A promising voice with sonority and colour." 
         - Andrew Millington, Director of Music (Exeter Cathedral, 1999 - 2016)

Jonathan (he / him) is increasingly in demand as a dynamic conductor, tenor soloist and vocal coach. In 2021/22, he graduated with distinction from the prestigious MA Choral Conducting course at the University of Birmingham with Simon Halsey, Bob Chilcott and Julian Wilkins.

He is currently Musical Director of the Exeter Bach Choir and regularly takes rehearsals for other choirs in the South West including Dartington Community Choir, Exmouth Choral Society and the Collegium Singers.


Furthermore, Jonathan previously led student music at the University of Exeter for over six years as a conductor of the Exeter University Singers, Musical Director of the Exeter University Gilbert & Sullivan Society and as a founding member of the award winning a cappella group ‘Semi-Toned’.

Away from the South West, Jonathan was a regular member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain until 2019 and performed as part of the organisation’s Chamber Choir and Fellowship – the pinnacle of the organisation. This involvement led him to work and record with esteemed conductors such as Marin Alsop, Daniel Barenboim, and Gustavo Dudamel performing at the BBC Proms on several occasions and collaborating with The King’s Singers in 2016.

Jonathan is currently a Tenor Lay Clerk at Buckfast Abbey having previously been a Choral Scholar at Exeter Cathedral. These experiences led him to perform solos in numerous critically acclaimed recordings as well as live broadcasts on BBC 1 and BBC Radio 3. Recent solo performances include Handel’s Messiah, J S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, J S Bach’s Cantata BWV 12, J S Bach’s Cantata BWV 6, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ and Monteverdi Vespers.

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