On Saturday July 21st 2012, Grenville received an honorary Degree from Bath Spa University in recognition of his reputation for encouraging people of all ages to sing.
Founder conductor of THE Bath Chorus is Grenville Jones - a man with a UK-wide reputation for getting people of all ages to sing! Being brought up in a Methodist home in Swindon, music was always in hearing distance and his life subsequently has never been too far removed from choirs, singing and making music. After 11 years leading the Silver Ring Choir in Bath he decided to start his own new young mixed voice choir in 2009. There are now over 90 members on the books and The Chorus is making a BIG name for itself across the UK.
In September 2008 Grenville travelled to London to be interviewed by Aled Jones on his Sunday Radio 3 Programme 'The Choir.' Aled quizzed Grenville about his numerous choirs and in particular, the success of Bath Male Choir on the BBC Last Choir Standing BBC TV series - where the Boys from Bath sang in front of a 5 million TV audience - prompting Grenville still to this day be to be recognised as "the Choir man from the Telly!"
Aled was also keen to hear about the Charity Golden-Oldies which was inspired and started by Grenville in January 2008 and has attracted huge World - Wide media interest. Sir Cliff Richard is Patron of Goldies, which now has over 60 session leaders each week encouraging people to sing, stretch and SMILE across the West of England and South Wales.
Grenville enjoys the reputation in and around Bath of being 'Bath's Mr Music!' a title given to him by the Bath Chronicle. Grenville also produces Charity shows in the Bath area, which have raised over £40,000 in the last 2 years.
He also leads a Wednesday evening non auditioned mixed choir in Bath called the Welcome Choir which has 70 plus members.
He is the proud Granddad or Artur, Isaac and Maisey. He has run 2 Bath Half Marathons and says he will be running again “one day soon”.
Grenville’s natural musical ability and enthusiasm will take THE Bath Chorus on an exciting journey - working with the talented Emma North as deputy.
He started a junior choir called Choirskool in 2011 taken by Chorus member Emma Boden. He is also musical director of the Norland College Choir.
Find out more by visiting his website: