Our Team

Matthew Lever

Director of Music


Matt has been involved with music for many years, playing piano, French horn and clarinet. He is a contralto at St Paul’s, Birmingham, having studied singing privately to compliment his degree in French and Music. He has been the Director of Music of Vivat! since 2009, and is also the Director of Music of The Boldmere Singers. 



Richard Edwards

Accompanist & Director of Music


Richard started his musical training as a boy, studying piano and euphonium to Grade VIII. He served as organist at St Paul’s, Edensor until he left to study at the University of Cambridge. His choral training flourished as a tenor in Downing College Chapel Choir, and he has been involved in other choirs since. In addition to accompanying the choir, he works with Matt to select the repertoire and train the choir.

Ali Bell

Associate Conductor & Soprano Leader


Although Ali's musical training is rooted in woodwind and percussion, she is an experienced singer and leads the soprano section. She also assists in leading rehearsals and training the choir with Matt & Richard. Ali brings a wealth of experience and skills to her role.

Sarah Perkins

Choir Manager & Soprano


Sarah brings a superb set of skills to the choir with a very rich experience in music performance. She has a background of almost fourty years in musical theatre as a performer, producer and choreographer in addition to her solid grounding in other performance genres. In addition to singing with the main choir, she also sings with the Consort Choir and is one of our soprano soloists. She is responsible for overall management of the choir, and is often the point of contact for all events. 

The Choir

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We rehearse at:

St Paul's Church

St Paul's Square


B3 1QZ





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