Biographies

The Thomas Weelkes Singers conducted by Christopher Tolley

The members of the Thomas Weelkes Singers are drawn by invitation from across Hampshire and further afield.  They meet occasionally to rehearse intensively and their concerts are usually given in aid of local charities.  They are renowned for the quality of their singing and musicianship.

The conductor of the Thomas Weelkes Singers is Christopher Tolley, formerly Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College. This position is a link to Thomas Weelkes, who was an English composer and organist of Winchester College (1598} before moving on to Chichester.

Christopher’s note accompanying the programme details says ‘As the concert falls shortly after Ash Wednesday, [it includes] some pieces suitable for Lent but there will be cheerful music too’.