Ralph studied at Rendcomb College and is a BA Honours Graduate of Roehampton University, London. He joined Churchdown Male Voice Choir in April 2000, became Assistant Music Director in 2003 and Music Director in 2010.
Ralph has acted, sung, conducted, and performed in plays, concerts, musicals solo recitals and outdoor events in the UK, America, and Europe.
He has performed with Cheltenham Choral, Charlton Kings Choral, Cheltenham Bach Choir, The Capella Singers, The Philomusica, Cotswold Savoyards and Churchdown Players.
Ralph has also sung with The London Philharmonic Chorus,
Goldsmiths Choral Union Choir, and other City choirs in such venues as The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.
Ralph has competed in major festivals such as Cheltenham Performing Arts, Bath, Hereford & Oxford Music Awards and has worked with leading musicians such as Bob Chilcott, Wynn Evans, James Gilchrist, Gareth Malone, and the late Sir Neville Marriner.
Ralph has conducted the Massed Male Choirs, The Band of The Blues and Royals and the Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir.
He has also directed orchestras, wind bands and local choirs in the county.
Jeff has been singing with the choir since 1998 and has been performing as a soloist, with Pam Taverner at the piano, since 2000. He is featured in many of our concerts and has delighted audiences both in this country and on our several choir trips abroad.
Eventually and accompanied by Pam, Jeff made a CD of 20 or so of his favourite songs which spanned more than a century of songwriting. This CD illustrates beautifully his relaxed and polished style and Pam's impeccable accompaniments. The two of them have produced a CD which would stand against many a professional singer and accompanist..
Jeff continues to wow audiences being accompanied by our very own pianist, Mr James Quinn.
The CD, entitled Jeff Bourton, 100 years in song, costs £10 inc p&p and can be obtained at any of our choir concerts or, initially by filling in the contact form below.