Our Chorus Director – Mark Grindall

We are led by Mark Grindall. Mark became our Chorus Director in 2011. Since then he has been on a campaign to increase the quality of our singing and the numbers in the chorus. Mark Convention 2014 1began singing Barbershop in 1980 after his initial classical training, performing as a member of the EuroDisney quartet Nickelodeon. He has been a singing judge, and previous been the Chair of the Guild of Judges for the British Association of Barbershop Singers.

He says of directing us that “the Knights are an absolute joy to direct, they all strive to be the best they can be and as a result are prepared to put up with virtually anything I throw at them.” This is true. For Mark “a great rehearsal is one where I leave feeling that something has been learnt by both me and the chorus.” His ambition is the Knights make it to the top five British Barbershop Choruses. In the meanwhile the fun is in the journey.