BRIGHTON16 is a sixteen voice chamber choir based in Brighton. 

The group works on a project basis, and selects experienced choral singers from a pool of musicians in the area. Our aim is simple - to perform chamber choir works to the very highest standard.

Sopranos - Liz Kelly, Helen Dewhurst, Cesca Eaton, Tasha Stone, Harriet Matthews, Chloe Ayling and Pam Mason

Altos - Frances Rowberry, Liz Webb, Bibi Lees, Olivia Howie, Zofia Reeves and Fiona Whittaker

Tenors - Sam Barton, Dan Johnston, Sam Leggett, Duncan French, Anthony Hawgood, Toby Scholz, Peter Larcombe and Nick Boston

Basses - Stephen Wilmot, Simon Madge, Reuben James, Matthew Ryan and Tony Jay

Artistic Director

Matt Jelf is Founder and Artistic Director of Brighton16. He has recently been appointed as Director of Music at Cumnor House School, Sussex. Matt has previously run music departments at Taunton Preparatory School, The English International School of Padua, The Prebendal School (Chichester Cathedral Choir School), Aldwickbury Prep School and St Pauls Juniors in London. 

Matt completed his undergraduate studies as a Baritone at the University of York (2004-2007), followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Education at the Institute of Education (2011-2014). Before academic teaching, Matt worked as a vocal animateur with Sing Up and Rochester Cathedral's Chorister Outreach Scheme, as well as a professional singer and choral conductor for a number of choral societies and chamber groups in the South East. 

Matt's specialism is choral music of the twentieth century, particularly the choral part-song repertoire. Matt has worked as a conductor, choral composer and arranger over many years. Recently, his 20' cantata 'The Legend of Tom Bawcock' for SA voices, piano and narrator received it's world premiere. 

If you are interested in auditioning for the Brighton16 pool of choral singers, please email Matt directly at


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