The Team

Laurie Jones, Musical Director

Laurie is one of Founders and Musical Director of  The Malmesbury Choir.  He has 20 years experience working as a professional musician and conductor and has gained degrees in both percussion and classical singing studies. He started his musical career as a freelance performer and teacher establishing himself in the South West.  He has performed in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues and London’s West End. In 2009 Laurie decided to change his career and go into secondary education as a Music teacher. He was Head of Music at Abbeywood Community school for 6 years. He has always had a passion for singing and he started to conduct choirs 13 years ago working with Youth Choirs in schools and colleges. He is now Musical Director for the City of Bath Male Choir, works with his father, Grenville Jones, as Managing Director of the Good Afternoon Choirs and is Director of Music at Westonbirt School.

Andy Allpass, Accompanist

Andy Allpass was born and bred in Bristol and educated at Bristol Cathedral School with a vocal scholarship. Andy studied piano and church organ at the Royal Academy of Music in London and in his career has worn many musical hats including teaching, playing in numerous bands and as Musical Director for a variety of theatre companies, shows and tours. We are very lucky to have him!