Our Accompanist

Tim Nail works extensively in the south east as a teacher, accompanist and repetiteur.  He also composes and has written a Mass, a Requiem, a Stabat Mater as well as a short opera, several choral pieces and solo songs.

Tim was born in Wiltshire and grew up in Scotland where he studied at Glasgow University. He went on to study music therapy at the Guildhall School in London, before moving to Sussex where he now lives with his partner.

He works with the Brighton Chamber Choir, the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus for which he does a lot of arranging. (Tim has travelled to Dublin and Munich for the international ‘Various Voices’ Festival and to various venues in the U.K. for ‘Hand in Hand’ meetings. They also performed in the Royal Pavilion music room with the Golden Gate Chorus from San Francisco.)

Tim Nail Profile Photo
Tim Nail

Tim is a regular accompanist with Heber Opera where he conducted performances of ‘Acis and Galatea’, ‘Savitri’ and ‘Suor Angelica’.  Their recent productions include Bizet’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’, Gounod’s ‘Faust’ and Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’. All were well received at venues all over Sussex.

He also works with Neil Jenkins and his ensemble ‘Nu Chorale’. He has performed with Stefan Holmstrom and his ensembles ‘Resound’ and ‘Rebelles’. 

A regular pianist at ‘Jackdaws Educational Trust’ in Great Elm where he works with Penny Jenkins.  He has given recitals both as a soloist and accompanist in Brighton and Hove. Tim also works as the accompanist for Shoreham Oratorio Choir with M.D. Marc Yarrow.  In 2018, the Brighton Chamber Choir performed Tim’s setting of Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Futility’, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.

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