KNIGHT, TIM (b. 1959)

Composer Tim Knight started his musical career as a chorister at York Minster under the direction of Dr. Francis Jackson. Presently he is leader of choral activities at St. Bartholomews' Church, Armley, Leeds. He is also principal of the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama; Director of the York Rose Singers, founding director of The Heritage Singers, an acclaimed Anglican Music choir, and director of the Heritage Masterworks Chorale, a project of the Heritage singers. He has toured extensively with The Heritage Singers, having worked at most of the Northern English Cathedrals and overseas including two visits to the United States, and has produced six recordings with the group, including one mainly of his own music.
As a composer, Tim's music is published by a wide range of publishers and has an extensive catalogue which is distributed by Spartan Press, and in the USA by Theodore Presser, the music ranges from beginner woodwind ensemble pieces to full orchestral and choral works. His works are currently published in the Unites states, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom. He has won awards from the Royal School of Church Music, the World Music Foundation, the Oare International Composers Competition, and others.
Performance venues have ranged from Village Churches to most major Northern Cathedrals and in Ireland at the Cork International Organ festival; in Holland at the reopening of the concert hall in Leiden and in the USA from Concert Venues to St. Thomas' Fifth Avenue New York and St. Paul's Cathedral, Boston. In 2002 he was guest conductor at the Royal Canadian College of Organists Summer conference for the premiere of his oratorio Genesis and in 2011 travelled to Iowa for the premiere of "Requiem aeternam" at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque.
This year he is involved as leader of several singing holidays and has a variety of commissions and guest conducting engagements both at home in the UK and overseas.
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