Paul Ayres was born in London, studied music at Oxford University, and now works freelance as a composer & arranger, choral conductor & musical director, and organist & accompanist. His music has been awarded, or shortlisted for, composition prizes in Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Paul has received over one hundred commissions for new pieces, and he particularly enjoys “re-composing” classical repertoire (Purcell, Bach, Handel, Fauré) and “classicizing” pop music (jazz and show tunes, The Beatles, Happy Hardcore). With years of experience working with choirs of all shapes and sizes, his musical style combines artistic sophistication with ease of learning for singers from a wide range of backgrounds. Please visit www.paulayres.co.uk to find out more.
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