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The Lydian Singers is directed by its founder, John Naylor, who was a chorister at Durham and a scholar at Rossall School.  Following a choral scholarship at St John's College, Cambridge John became a member of the choir at the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, the Louis Halsey Singers and the Monteverdi Choir, and was a founder member of the chorus of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. John has sung in the cathedral choirs of Christ Church Oxford and Carlisle, and from time to time, can still be spotted on the back row of Chester Cathedral choir. He is also Music Director of the Nantwich Choral Society and until 2011, conducted the Phoenix Singers of Shrewsbury.


John Naylor


Amy Wakefield studied the piano at Chetham's School of Music subsequently taking up a scholarship to study at Birmingham Conservatoire Wilson and Victor Sangiorgio. Since graduating she has performed as a soloist and worked as an accompanist to choirs and shows in the North West. She became accompanist to the Lydian Singers in 2012. In addition to her performing work, Amy teaches in schools and privately, in Cheshire, and plays the violin in an Indie-acoustic duo.

William Nicholson began his musical education as a chorister in Hexham Abbey Choir where organ lessons led to full-time study at the Royal Northern College of Music. He subsequently became organ scholar at Chester Cathedral and is currently organist St John the Divine in Lambeth and Assistant to the Minor Canons of Westminster Abbey. William has been accompanist to many choirs, including the Philharmonic Choir of Manchester, the Halton Singers and the Lydian Singers. He also sings with the London Symphony Chorus and the Rinaldo Consort.