Stephen Jackson is one of Britain’s most experienced choral trainers. He sang as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, then went on to Trinity School Croydon and Clare College Cambridge where he read music. After a few years as a professional bassoonist he turned to singing (he was a member of the BBC Singers for 10 years) and, finally, conducting and choir training.
Deborah Miles-Johnson combines the roles of a singer, vocal coach and conductor. As a singer she has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Andrew Davis. As a consort singer Deborah was a staff member of the BBC Singers for many years and has sung, recorded and broadcast with many other high profile ensembles including The Sixteen and the Tallis Scholars.
Crispin Lewis is the musical director of Choritalia. He founded Choritalia in partnership with Antonella Petrone in order to combine his passion for singing and choral music with his love of Italy: its culture, landscapes, food and history. Born in London, Crispin has a wealth of experience of directing choirs, currently regularly directing four choirs in the UK, including two choral societies, a semi-professional chamber choir, and a professional early music vocal ensemble.
Antonella Petrone, the co-founder of Choritalia, is an Italian events manager who has lived in the UK for six years, and was born and lived in Italy for 25 years. She combines her experience of Italian culture with knowledge of the British lifestyle to create the perfect holiday experience for guests. Through her experience of organising special events, especially weddings and honeymoon holidays with her own events company ‘Italy Destination Weddings’, she takes huge satisfaction from creating the perfect holiday for all lovers of Italy and of music.