Musical Director: Tim Briggs
Tim has been part of the barbershop community since getting hooked at the age of sixteen. His leadership and performance skills have developed under the mentorship of many great UK and international barbershoppers. He has sung in various choruses and quartets, winning the national championship with his quartets The Emerald Guard and Hannah & the Hurricanes which lead to representing the UK in international competition. Tim enjoys spreading the joy of barbershop to just about everyone he meets and is passionate about sharing the skills he has learnt with Sheffield Harmony.
It has been a privilege to direct Sheffield Harmony over the past few years. The music we make together is inspiring and moving. We laugh, love and sing together as friends and as a family; the chorus has become a huge part of my life.
Assistant Musical Director: Danuta Clarkson
Danuta has been singing and acting since childhood, winning parts in Polish Saturday School plays since 8 years old and joining the Polish Choir at 10. After 5 years, at only 15, Danuta started directing the 45-strong 4-part choir. During her career as a teacher, Danuta took on extra-curricular responsibilities directing and teaching school choirs and outside of work has also directed the Manor Operatic Society.
I have taught numerous choirs in the schools I have worked in and even sang in a band for a while. I then decided it was time to do something just for me! The flyer came through the door and after the first night of the 12 week barbershop workshop, I was seriously hooked! I watched the energetic and engaging performance of the repertoire songs which Sheffield Harmony sang and performed and the rest is history!