Grenville Jones lives in Bath and has been featured on TV and Radio across the World.
He is conductor of the ‘Last Choir Standing’ Bath Male Choir who reached the finals of the BBC show 3 years ago, gaining an audience of millions. Since that time, the BBC have screened the programme across the World and the choir have welcomed visitors to their rehearsal room from as far a field as Australia and South Africa!
Grenville leads a number of music projects and is the founder of the Golden-Oldies Charity. ‘Goldies’ as it has become fondly known brings music to people who live in isolation and now runs its fun singing sessions across the West and South Wales. Sir Cliff Richard is Patron of Goldies and one of the charity projects is called Jubilee Time after Time, which encourages schools to open their doors to the elderly in their communities.
Funded by the Big Lottery, and as a representative of Golden-Oldies, Grenville was invited to the Queen’s Jubilee Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in May when he was presented to the Queen.
He enjoys the reputation of “getting people of all ages to sing.” He works regularly for the BBC and last November linked with Gareth Malone in London as the choir leader who took the West Country’s representative youth choir in a BIG SING which linked choirs across the UK.
If you like to sing then this day is for you! Billed as a community fun singing day for EVERYONE, the workshop and evening concert will raise money for the community school and the famous Bath Male Choir will also be taking part in the evening show. Grenville told us: “Come along and bring your friends. Everyone who takes part in the Workshop will be singing at the concert in the evening in a fantastic finale!”
Grenville’s busy schedule means that he can only take a limited number of workshops per year. Early in 2012, he linked with ACM Gospel Choir leader, Mark De-Lisser for a sell-out Workshop on the Isle of Wight. He was recently also asked to lead a BBC Wiltshire Community Choir who took part in the Salisbury Olympic Flame celebrations.
In July he was delighted to receive an Honorary Degree from Bath Spa University in recognition for his contribution to music.
Tickets for the Workshop AND Evening Concert at BSCS on 22nd September are priced at just £10 for adults and £6 for Juniors (under 15) – they are selling fast! Please call Jody Chorley on 01761 472468 Mon-Thurs 9.15am-2.30pm to book tickets.
All profits will be donated to Bradley Stoke Community School funds.