Our Team

Steel City Choristers only exists because of the strength of our community and the support we receive. We are grateful to everyone involved, and always open to new offers of help!

Director of Music and Singing Teacher

Eleanor Jarvis

Eleanor Jarvis

Director of Music

Eleanor is a recent graduate of the University of Manchester, having studied a Bachelor of Music with emphasis on conducting. She has experience leading a good variety of ensembles, with a grounding in both choral and instrumental conducting.

Eleanor is a committed singer, having been a chorister since the age of ten. She has conducted two chamber choirs as well the University of Manchester Chorus which has a membership of over 200 singers. In 2021 she founded The Marie Consort to provide further performance opportunities and chamber choir experience to the University students. Eleanor is currently tutored by Robert Guy and has participated in several conducting masterclasses with the Royal Philharmonic Society, Cardiff International Academy of Conducting as well as Musicfest Aberystwyth.

Vivien Pike

Vivien Pike

Singing Teacher

Vivien Pike provides one-to-one singing lessons for our choristers. As a peripatetic teacher of singing in Yorkshire she taught hundreds of young singers, one of the first being Lesley Garrett. Vivien has been in great demand for solo singing and choral workshops and has worked with singers in Sweden, Latvia, Ireland, New Zealand and Estonia. She has lectured in Latvia and Slovenia and recently as a visiting professor at the Estonian Academy of Music. Her international jury work includes the World Choir Games in Linz and Graz, festivals in Malta, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Jersey and is currently the UK representative on the World Choir Council. She is an external examiner of singing at degree level and a former visiting lecturer/examiner in choral conducting at Huddersfield University.

She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University in 2006 for her work with singers nationally and internationally and is a Churchill Fellow, researching the Cultural Influences on Voice Development in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was awarded a Fellowship of the British and International Federation of Festivals in 2013.

Other Musical Leads

Kate Caroe

Kate Caroe

Junior Choristers

Kate leads the Steel City Choristers’ Junior section. Kate developed her love of the English choral repertoire singing with the Michelmas Singers in Teesside before going on to sing in Trinity Hall and Pembroke chapel choirs at Cambridge University. From 2003 to 2020 Kate ran a weekly Kodaly singing group for home educated children. She became a Steel City Clerk in 2022 and serves on the advisory board of the Sheffield Music Hub. Her six children have all sung in Steel City Choristers.

Jeremy Dawson

Jeremy Dawson

Changing Voices

Jeremy runs the Steel City Choristers’ Changing Voices section and is currently looking after the main choir during our interregnum. Jeremy developed a love of music at home and at school. As an undergraduate, he sang as a choral scholar at Durham Cathedral and as a member of the Rodolfus Choir.  He sang as a Lay Clerk at Sheffield Cathedral for 23 years before becoming a Steel City Clerk. He is committed to supporting boys to continue singing as and once their voices change.

Yo Tozer-Loft

Yo Tozer-Loft

Community Workshops

Yo led our Community Workshops for the Reasons to Sing! project. Yo is a professional singer and storyteller who set up the Food Glorious Food choir in 2015 to highlight the injustice of food poverty. She has run community choirs around Sheffield since 2012, and in 2020 she set up a guitar circle.

President & Patrons

Hilary Davan Wetton

Hilary Davan Wetton

President

Hilary Davan Wetton was the founding conductor of the Holst Singers, and is the Musical Director of the City of London Choir, Associate Conductor of the London Mozart Players, founding Conductor and now Conductor Emeritus of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra, and is Artistic Director of the Military Wives Choirs and Musical Director of the Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Elizabeth Watts

Elizabeth Watts

Patron

Acclaimed soprano Elizabeth Watts studied music at the University of Sheffield, taught the choristers singing at Sheffield Cathedral, and in 2013 was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by the University of Sheffield.

Malcolm Archer

Malcolm Archer

Patron

Malcolm Archer has had a distinguished career in church music which has taken him to the posts of Organist and Director of Music at three English Cathedrals: Bristol, Wells and St Paul’s, and for eleven years, Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College. He has for many years directed the choir for the Jean Langlais Festival in France.

Lindsay Gray

Lindsay Gray

Patron

Lindsay Gray was Headmaster of The Cathedral School in Llandaff, Founder and Director of the Llandaff Cathedral Girl Choristers and Director of The Royal School of Church Music. He founded The Caritas Consort in 2013, and continues to direct the chamber choir alongside mediation & consultancy work for cathedrals & churches.

Joshua Stephens

Joshua Stephens

Patron

Joshua Stephens is Sub-Organist at Winchester Cathedral. He was the Founding Director of Steel City Choristers, having previously been Acting Director of Music at Sheffield Cathedral and Second Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral. 

Advisors

Ian Naylor

Ian Naylor

Sheffield Music Hub

Ian is Head of Music Education in Sheffield. He is an experienced music educator and conductor who believes that all young people should be given the opportunity to excel as musicians.

Neil Taylor

Neil Taylor

Choral Director, organist

Neil is Music Director of St George’s Singers, Manchester, and Keele Bach Choir; he appears frequently on radio and television as a conductor, organist or pianist. He has held Cathedral posts in St Albans, Norwich and Sheffield, and his commercial CD recordings as organist and conductor have attracted high critical acclaim.

Timothy Peters

Timothy Peters

Tenor, Conductor and Composer

Timothy is a Lay Clerk at Guildford Cathedral, peripatetic Music teacher at Freemen’s School and Music Director of Surrey’s LGBTQIA+ Choir, Surrey Rainbow Choir. In 2022 he was appointed as Fellow of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. His career started in Sheffield with the commencement of his Music undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield. 

Esmé Page

Esmé Page

Choir mum, Truro Cathedral

Esmé is co-founder of Sing2G7 which saw Cornish choristers lead 27,000 young voices in 31 countries to influence the 2021 G7 Summit in Cornwall. She is also founder of charity Cornwall Hugs Grenfell and is excited by communities stepping out in courage and compassion.

Stewart Campbell

Stewart Campbell

Creative Industries Consultant

Stewart has a wealth of experience in music management, having led cultural programmes and organisations in the arts, higher education, and voluntary sectors. He holds a Bachelors degree in Music; a Masters degree in Business Administration; a PhD in music sociology; chartered status with the Chartered Management Institute; and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Stewart is also a tenor and has sung regularly with cathedral choirs across the country.

Nick Waterfield

Nick Waterfield

Parson Cross Initiative

Nick is Chair of Parson Cross Initiative Projects (PXI). He is a Pioneer Minister within the Methodist church, working with local churches, community groups and others in Parson Cross, Sheffield. In 2017 PXI was given charitable status, with a focus on social inclusion.

David Willington

David Willington

RSCM and St Mark's, Broomhill

David is the RSCM representative in Sheffield and Director of Music at St Mark’s. When not playing the organ or directing the choir at St Mark’s he plays viola and various other instruments. He also sings with Steel City Choristers  and enjoys playing chamber music.

Trustees

Kate Caroe

Kate Caroe

Chair of Trustees

Kate is a home educating mum of six and a founding director of OutoftheBox Training, a social enterprise that uses stories to inspire creativity and playfulness and promote wellbeing.

Jeremy Dawson

Jeremy Dawson

Treasurer & Safeguarding

Jeremy is Professor of Health Management at the University of Sheffield and a former Lay Clerk at Sheffield Cathedral. He is an Extreme Cellist, and chair of the Hallam Sinfonia and The Wednesday Cricket Club.

Chris Caroe

Chris Caroe

Secretary, Fundraising & Friends

Chris joined the civil service having started his career as a management consultant. He is a policy advisor in the Department for Education. He enjoys photography, gardening and hill walking.

Yinka Fadahunsi-Oluwole

Yinka Fadahunsi-Oluwole

Inclusion & Diversity

Yinka is a staff governor at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and a Non-Executive Director at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Tony Laycock

Tony Laycock

Recruitment & Schools Liaison

Tony was a primary school headteacher in Sheffield for many years. He believes all children should have the opportunity to sing.

Pastoral Support

Rev Joy French

Rev Joy French

Pastoral Care Lead

Sophie Boughton

Sophie Boughton

Youthworker

Laura Jellinek

Laura Jellinek

Chaperone & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Anna Rozenberg

Anna Rozenberg

Chaperone

Gill O'Connell

Gill O'Connell

Chaperone

Tech Team

Stephen Henthorn

Stephen Henthorn

Steel City Clerk

Dmitri Rozenberg

Dmitri Rozenberg

Choir parent

James

James

Changing Voices

Arti

Arti

Changing Voices