Timothy Parker is a Baritone, choral director and teacher from the UK. He has always enjoyed parallel careers as a performer and as a teacher. Tim’s background is in the Anglican choral tradition of the world-renowned choirs of British Cathedrals and Colleges having first sung for his local parish church choir at the age of 6.
Tim spent his formative years in the world famous choir of St Johns College Cambridge with numerous TV and radio broadcasts and tours to his name before he left the choir aged 13. He was a music scholar of St Edmunds school, Canterbury and went on to study music at the University of Leeds where he held a choral scholarship and directed the university chamber choir as well as holding the post of Senior Bass Layclerk at Leeds Minster. He has since sung for many of the famous choirs of British cathedrals and churches including Canterbury Cathedral, St Brides Fleet Street, St Peters Eaton Square, All Saints Margaret Street, Holy Trinity Prince Consort Lane and from 2009 to 2012 was a Layclerk of Rochester Cathedral.
As a soloist has appeared with numerous UK choral societies and has a wide repertoire of Oratorio roles. Tim has also sung in Opera notably as a student in partnership with Opera North in Leeds, with Opera Sonnerie at the Wigmore hall London under Monica Huggett and with Canterbury Cathedral Garden Opera, in roles as Diverse as Manuel in Falla's La Vida Brieve to Aeneas in Purcell’s evergreen Dido and Aeneas and Wilfred Shadbolt in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard. Tim has also made appearance as a recitalist most notably in a recital of English song at the 2012 Hythe Festival in Kent. He has worked as a professional consort singer with Cantus Firmus, The Academic Scholars and the Canterbury Cathedral Singers.
Tim qualified as a teacher in 1999 and was head of music at several schools in London and the south East of England. From September 2010 Tim was an instrumental teacher for Kent Music, teaching voice, cello and recorder. He also plays the cello to a high standard having played for orchestras and operatic societies across the south east of England.
In the summer of 2012 Tim moved with his family to Shanghai and teaches voice at Dulwich College Shanghai. He is delighted to be singing with ISCMS and to be working with such a talented and inspiring group of young musicians. He hopes that this will be one of many more appearances on the concert platform in Asia.