Composer, Choral Conductor and Handbell Director
Timothy Sherlock is a composer, choral conductor and handbell director based in Brisbane, Australia. Having enjoyed a successful career in music education, Timothy focuses his creative energies on writing accessible, engaging and beautiful choral music, conducting a number of choral and handbell ensembles, presenting choral workshops and adjudicating at eisteddfodau and music competitions around Australia.
At the heart of Timothy’s compositions is the search for beauty. His compositions feature singable melodies, astringent harmonic progressions and offer both performers and audiences a beautiful aural experience. Timothy’s catalogue of choral works include repertoire for primary school choirs, secondary school ensembles and adult and community choirs. His works have been performed around the world – from the stunning acoustic of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, to the historic Salzburg Cathedral in Austria; from the beaches at ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli, Turkey, to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Timothy is regularly commissioned to compose music. Recent commissions have included:
- music for the public memorial for Australian actor and playwright, Bille Brown;
- reflective music for the official Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli, Turkey;
- a choral work for the 2015 Spirit of the Voice Festival in Townsville, Far North Queensland;
- the Mount Alvernia College Song; and
- a choral arrangement in honour of the inaugural year of Ambrose Treacy College
- a choral work for the 2016 National Kodály Conference, Brisbane Australia
- a guitar ensemble arrangement for the All Hallows’ School Guitar Ensemble
Timothy is the Choirmaster of the QPAC Choir, an adult community choir based at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex. Timothy also conducts the Australian Catholic University Brisbane Campus Choir and the Handbell Ensemble at All Hallows‘ School, Brisbane. From 2012 to 2015, Timothy was the co-director of the Gallipoli Choir, the official choir convened by the Australian Government for the annual ANZAC Day Dawn and Lone Pine services at Gallipoli, Turkey.
Timothy was the nominated Australasian massed-ringing conductor at the 17th International Handbell Symposium in Vancouver Canada in July 2016. Each member guild of the International Handbell Committee is invited to select a conductor to represent their country on the IHS podium and lead delegates in the massed ringing of the Symposium repertoire. This creates a unique ringing experience where delegates get to learn and benefit from the direction of multiple, high calibre and greatly respected conductors at a single event.
Many of Timothy’s pieces are available for purchase on this site. You can listen to a preview of some items and view the score before purchasing. Payment can be made using PayPal or direct deposit.
From The Top, an American handbell music publishing company have exclusive rights to publish one of Timothy’s handbell works, The Icicle Waltz. Follow this link to purchase The Icicle Waltz.