Director and Concert Manager
Jeff Thomson has varied musical interests. He started learning the piano aged 9 and was first taught by his father. He later studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under Mary-Louise Taylor, attaining a music degree and an ABRSM Diploma. Currently, he teaches the piano in north-west Essex and is a member of the Saffron Walden Choral Society. He is also an accompanist, and plays chamber music with colleagues, giving regular concerts in the area.
His concert management experience was gained with SWCS. This included many concerts at St. Mary’s Church in Saffron Walden, choir tours to Europe, and the transfer to Saffron Hall, its current venue for concerts. He joined Saffron Opera Group as concert manager for its first Wagner Opera, Die Meistersinger, and later managed its acclaimed Ring Cycle, completed last September.
He succeeds Paul Garland as a director.