Timothy Allen runs the musical side of BeVox. He leads all the sessions, writes the arrangements, and conducts the concerts.
Tim's musical background is varied. Starting as a club organist, he rapidly moved to classical piano and voice, whilst also developing a love of musical theatre. His musical training included study under Michael Neaum, the noted choral arranger, as well as time spent exploring the avante garde of contemporary music at Bretton Hall University. He has worked as a musical director of amateur singers since the age of sixteen, and since then has been involved with over 500 productions, ranging from local community events to gala celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall.
In addition to running BeVox, Timothy is also in high demand as a choral consultant, arranger, workshop leader and vocal coach (for more information about this side of his work, see his website at www.timothyallenmusic.co.uk). Timothy lives with his wife and co-director Toni, in a little village outside Barnsley. He loves fine dining, a good book, and doing geeky things with computers.
Toni Allen runs the administrative side of BeVox. She greets people as they arrive at sessions and performances, manages the registers, looks after the finances, and does all the choir's graphic design work. She also sings Alto 1 in the choir.
Toni's background is mainly in IT, working in large corporations in a variety of technical roles. However, her passion has always been for singing, and it wasn't long after BeVox was formed that she took on the administration of the company as a full-time job. She has sung with several choirs and performed in some incredible places (Ground Zero in New York, the EPCOT Center in Florida, and on board a cruise liner in the Caribbean).
Toni shares Tim's love for good food and computers. She's also an accomplished home baker (specialising in gluten-free food), and enjoys amateur photography.
Tim and Toni got engaged at the end of BeVox's A Circle of Life concert in December 2013, and were married in October 2015.
Alastair Brookshaw is the male voice on the vast majority of our rehearsal tracks. He's a professional singer and actor who has some incredible credits to his name, including the 50th Anniversary recording of West Side Story, the West End productions of "Blood Brothers" and "Cabaret", and regular performances as a Westminster Abbey chorister.
Eloise Irving sings the female parts on a number of our rehearsal tracks. She is equally at home with classical repertoire and showtunes, and her CV includes achievements such as BBC Radio 2's Choirgirl of the Year, reaching the final 20 for "How do you solve a problem like Maria?", and providing the recorded vocals for the climax of the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony. She was part of Gareth Malone's hand-picked "Voices" ensemble on his 2014 and 2015 UK tours.
Rebecca Trehearn completes our line-up of session singers for the rehearsal tracks. She splits her time between performing on stage and writing her own material, with numerous gigs across London and the South. West End credits include "We will rock you" and "Ghost", and Rebecca played the lead role of Molly in the UK tour of "Ghost" throughout 2013 and 2014, and has gone on to appear in award-winning productions such as "Dogfight" at the Southwark Playhouse, and "City of Angels" at the Donmar. As a fluent Welsh speaker, Rebecca regularly appears in Welsh-language dramas on S4C.
Pauline Firth is one of our singers, but for most of our larger events she also acts as our stage manager, ensuring people get to the right place at the right time and looking after everything backstage.
We also have a significant number of our singers who help us out with registration.