Directors of JLOS
Jessica Dalton - Director
Jessica Dalton is a director and designer based in London. She is Artistic Director of The Willmore Singers and currently Director in Residence with Julian Light Operatic Society.
Previous credits include Carmen (Birmingham Repertory Opera Society), Twelfth Night (Bristol Shakespeare Festival), Timon of Athens (The Willmore Singers), Dido and Aeneas (The Willmore Singers), HMS Pinafore (Grosvenor Light Opera Society) and Brundibar (as part of the City of Bristol's Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations).
She is currently a doctorate student at the University of Roehampton where she is supported by a music scholarship from the Southlands Methodist Trust.
James Naylor - Musical Director
James Naylor is a choral director and community practitioner working in the Greater London area. He is the MD of Waltham Forest Community Choir and touring chamber opera company the Willmore Singers. While reading music at the University of Birmingham, he was MD of the university's Gilbert and Sullivan Society and conducted an award winning performance of Patience at the Harrogate International Festival
James has taken part in G & S Operettas and roles include Pooh-Bah The Mikado, the Usher Trial by Jury, Dick Dead-Eye in JLOS's 2018 H.M.S Pinafore and 2nd Yeoman in their 2019 The Yeomen of the Guard.