Hampshire-born Baritone, cricket lover and jazz piano enthusiast, Tim Burtt started singing on the highest stave but these days is nearly always to be found on the lowest. He first discovered his voice when he was a chorister in the choir of St Peter’s Parish Church, Brighton.
Enchanted by a week’s residence in Ely Cathedral, Tim went for a voice-trial at St Paul’s Cathedral and was accepted as a chorister. After completing four and a half years there - which included tours to Brazil and Holland under the directorship of John Scott - he was awarded a music scholarship to Brighton College, where he pursued studies in the organ, piano and trombone. From there, he went up to read Music at the University of Bristol. During this time, studies were combined with singing at Bristol Cathedral.
Upon graduation, Tim moved back to Brighton College for two years to take up a position as a Post-Graduate Assistant Music Teacher, before returning to Portsmouth where he currently resides and can be found singing in the Cathedral’s back row.