Chris O`Hara - Composer  

I've just taken early retirement from what seems like a lifetime of teaching in order to spend more time developing and extending my composition skills further. My degree was in Archaeology (!) but I have spent the last twenty years teaching music and moving image arts. My expertise and experience has been directing choirs, running workshops in liturgical music across a range of faith communities. I also have worked for the BBC on Songs of Praise and the Daily Service and most recently was the choral arranger and director for a BBC1 drama series about choirs called 'All The Small Things'. I also have a lot of experience as a baritone soloist (singing anything from art songs to oratorio etc..)

My compositional style is very eclectic and I suppose pretty 'tonal' in scope but I'm going to see where more time I can now spend on composing takes me!