Our Team

Andy Guthrie
Andy Guthrie

Director and Senior Musical Director - Andy is a music and choral leader with over 20 years' professional experience. His vision is to inspire and enable amateur singers to achieve success bringing the positive power of singing into their lives. He setup The Workplace Choir Company to enhance businesses by developing their people.

Jack Apperley
Jack Apperley

Conductor and Choir Leader

Craig Lees
Craig Lees

Conductor and Choir Leader

Suzzie Vango
Suzzie Vango

Conductor and Choir Leader - As a soprano, conductor, workshop leader and voice coach, Suzzie has forged a successful career taking her all over the UK and internationally to work with professional and amateur organisations and their singers and choirs of all ages. Current positions include: Conductor of National Children's Choir of Great Britain and Ex Cathedra Girls Academy and Head of Vocal Studies at Bromsgrove School.

Michael Frey
Michael Frey
James Bingham
James Bingham

James studied music at Sheffield before completing his MA in choral conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He was assistant conductor of the National Children's Choir of Great Britain before joining Opera North as their Choral Delivery Artist. James has also led the Hallé Corporation Choirs Competition and his blog can be found at senseofpitch.com

Seb Farrall
Seb Farrall

Senior Musical Director. Seb graduated with a First Class Degree in Music Composition and has run numerous community choirs including the award-winning 'SingitLoud'. He has a passion for music making as an enjoyable but beneficial tool. His compositions have been played and recorded by ensembles across the world and he conducts choirs, orchestras and wind bands.

Christian Obermair
Christian Obermair

Conductor & Choir Leader. Based in Munich, Germany, Christian leads several choirs in the Munich area.

Thomas Guthrie
Thomas Guthrie

Visiting Expert - Tom is an actor, singer and opera director who believes passionately in community and amateur arts participation. He has directed and sung in operas at The Royal Opera House and sings with the internationally renowned choirs Tenebrae and The Tallis Scholars. As well as performing internationally for Radio 3 & 4 he has recorded with John Eliot Gardner and Polyphony with Stephen Layton.

Philippa Healey
Philippa Healey

Vocal and Performance Expert - Philippa is a critically acclaimed classical soprano, West End leading lady, and music graduate of University College, Oxford. Whilst studying piano and composition at Chetham’s School Of Music, she was appointed as a Section Leader of the National Youth Choir. She was personally cast by Sir Cameron Mackintosh as Cosette in “Les Misèrables”. She is a regular performer with the Choir of the Enlightenment at the BBC Proms.

Ruairi Edwards
Ruairi Edwards

Conductor and Choir Leader - Based in the South West, Ruairi divides his time between working as a piano accompanist, choral conductor and music arranger. He regularly accompanies for organisations including Ex Cathedra, CBSO, National Youth Choir of Great Britain and National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. He conducts a range of choirs including BBC 2’s 'The Choir' finalists Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. He also works with Music of Life Foundation regularly visiting Round Oak School.

Emily Bennett
Emily Bennett

Marketing & Communications Manager - Emily is a Drama and English Literature Graduate from The University of Birmigham and has recently joined the team as Marketing Manager.

Stephanie Amies
Stephanie Amies

Stephanie is a performer, award winning musical theatre composer/ lyricist, choir leader and vocal coach. As well as running several community choirs she has taught at the Guildhall School of Acting and The University of Winchester.