Music staff

Musical Director - David Moss

David Moss

David was born in Southampton and graduated from Cambridge University in Mechanical Engineering. He now lives in Uley with his wife Mary, who sings in the choir and a very lively Border Collie called Ricky Lambert. In 2011 he retired from Rolls Royce after a long career in aeronautical engineering. 

David's musical interests include playing the piano, harpsichord, sackbut and trombone. 

He has been Director of Music of Oriana Singers since 1997. Previously he was Director of Music of the Diatonic Chamber Choir in Leamington Spa, which he founded with a group of friends in 1987 - and who we join with for foreign tours.

Accompanist - James Corbett

James Corbett at the piano

James Corbett grew up in Manchester and had piano lessons from the age of six to eighteen at the Northern School of Music - attaining a performer’s ARCM.

James read physics at Oxford and went on to do research there and at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen before spending almost his entire (and disgracefully short) working life as a research officer with the CEGB and its successors at Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories - before taking early retirement.

During this time he took part in various choral activities and conducted a small madrigal group. Shortly before retiring he started accompanying choirs - and is now accompanist to Tyndale Choral Society and Cotswold Chorus as well as Oriana.

James is also deputy organist and choirmaster at St Mary’s, Berkeley - and sings bass with Bristol Choral Society and Amberley Chamber Choir.

Apart from musical activities, James is a keen walker, highlights in being the Tour du Mont Blanc, the Annapurna circuit and the Cambrian Way