Officers

Lee Wallace

BA(Hons) MA FGMS FASC UKCPReg
Area Representative: North of England

Lee Wallace is a keen amateur singer based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, who had a close association with the late Honorary Fellow of the Guild, James Holt, who gave him his start in singing at the relatively late age of 23. His wide vocal range has allowed him to sing in a variety of musical styles. In church music he has sung soprano and alto at James Holt’s own Church St Mary’s Beeston, Leeds and the Church of the Venerable Bede, Bramley and for the last 22 years in The Heritage Singers (taking Anglican Church Music into Churches that have lost their choirs) conducted by Tim Knight, Composer and Conductor.  Lee currently sings Bass in Tim Knight’s Concert Choir, Masterworks Chorale, which is conducting a European tour over five years, singing choral works in the building for which they were written. In recent years they have sung in New York, Paris, Venice and this year will be visiting Lichtenstein. 

He also sings as a first tenor with Leeds Male Voice Choir and alto in one of the last remaining Glee Societies, Fulneck Glee Society.  He has also sang for a season in Leeds Baroque Choir as a counter-tenor conducted by Peter Holman. 

In later years Lee has branched into Musicals as a baritone, mostly with a local Amateur Dramatics Group called Whitkirk Arts Guild in East Leeds, where he has had lead or supporting roles in High Society, Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sister Act and a collection of Pantomime characters including Dames and Villains. He has recently joined Leeds Amateur Operatic Society which offers the enticement of performing at professional theatres in Leeds. He has recently concluded some supporting character roles in The Full Monty with Leeds and is hoping to join them in their next production, Cats.

William Maddox

BMus FTCL FCAM FGMS FHCO
Area Representative: Canada

William Maddox is a performance graduate of Queen's University, Trinity College of Music, and the Central Academy of Music, London. Mr. Maddox has served churches in Picton, Belleville and Kingston, and began his duties as Yorkminster Park Baptist Church's fourth Director of Music in 1996.

Active as a recitalist, he has been heard in recital in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil, as well as on the CBC. Mr. Maddox has also served as Instructor of Organ in the School of Music at Queen's University at Kingston, where his students were recipients of numerous University and national scholarships and awards.

Christopher Maynard

FRSA FHCO FASC FIGOC FSCO FGMS JP NP
Area Representative: United States of America

A native of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Christopher has been involved in Church music ministry for 26 years. Having served in a number of parishes on Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Mr. Maynard at present is the Director of Music Ministries at Saint Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Manchester, New Hampshire and Organist/Cantor at Saint Kathryn Parish, Hudson NH.

Mr. Maynard is proud to hold a number of Fellowships from learned societies for musicians in Canada and the United Kingdom and presently holds the level of Fellow in the Guild of Musicians and Singers where he is the Guild's representative in the United States.

Dr William Clark

HonDMus DLitt MMus MA HonFGCM HonFGMS FRSCM FRSA FMusEdASMC FMusicolASMC FDipSCSM FDip(ChM) FIAL(Lond)
Area Representative: Australia

William Clark studied singing, piano and organ in Australia and conducting and improvisation in the UK. He was Director of Music at The Scots College Sydney for 34 years where he established a thriving music school with state-of-the-art facilities. He is now a freelance music educator, lecturer, organist and conductor. He is organist and Director of Music at St Mark’s Church, Darling Point. William is a well known adjudicator and regularly assesses performances for schools and eisteddfodau.

William is a former president, vice-president and council member of the Music Teachers’ Association, as well as a former president of the Royal School of Church Music (New South Wales) and Head of Music in the Association of Independent Schools in New South Wales. In addition to his academic accomplishments he has also received numerous chivalric honours.

Dr Christopher D Lewis

PhD BMus MM HonFGMS
Social Media Consultant

Christopher D. Lewis is a contemporary harpsichordist and a Naxos Records recording artist. His fascination with the instrument began at a young age, and since then he has made it his mission to bring the modern harpsichord and the music written for it to a global audience, intent on sharing its beauty and versatility far and wide. He has recently completed an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded PhD focused on the modern British harpsichord, and he is already internationally known as an authority on harpsichord in both classical contemporary music and in popular culture.
He performs internationally, and has toured all over the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, the Netherlands and the South Pacific. He works as a university lecturer and was recently appointed an Honorary Fellow of The Guild of Musicians and Singers.

Tom Cheater

BA(Hons) HonANCM LGMS
Young Peoples' Representative

Tom Cheater was appointed to the NCM Council as the college’s Young People’s Representative in 2010. After attending Monkton School, where he won the top music scholarship, he studied at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies, graduating as Bachelor of Arts. Tom is an eclectic musician and is primarily a bassoonist, as comfortable playing the bassoon with a professional orchestra as he is playing the drums in a contemporary band. He also plays the violin and viola and all members of the recorder family.

Tom’s brief is to be Young Persons' Representative for both the GMS and NCM and to devise and develop new initiatives that will attract and encourage younger musicians to develop their potential to the best of their ability. He was elected as an Honorary Associate of the National College for his work in 2015, and he has recently been accepted as a trainee examiner.