Gary Griffiths

Music Director and Founder

I have been singing for as long as I can remember. Wolverhampton Grammar School was my major musical influence – School Choir, Choral Society, Musical Theatre Group, Jazz Band – alongside the Youth Orchestra (where I was principal oboist) and the Concert Band (principal percussion).

When it came to University it had to be music, and so to York. Three wonderful years of constant music making also included being Chorus Master for York Light Opera, and Musical Director for Pickering Musical Society.

I was by now (mid–90s) a tenor (yes really) in the Choir of York Minster with all that entails; daily services as well as many world tours, concerts and recordings. After 18 years­, I left and became part of the creative team behind the formation of SingLive.

Now, with Inspiration as my sole focus, I really do have my dream job. Weekly rehearsals are a joy. Our trips around the country and abroad are like taking a family on holiday – even if it is a rather extended family of 400. And I do think of the singers as just that. My musical family.

Gary Griffiths, Musical Director and Founder