Timothy Neville-Lee is an architect, communicator, and passionate advocate for the performing arts. From a young age, Tim was encouraged to cultivate his affinity for art and music, and while one led to a career, the other instilled an enduring preoccupation with music, both as listener and performer. His piano and cello skills suffered neglect through long years at university, but stepping in to fill vacancies saw him retool as a bassist and church organist. More recently, Tim has found his voice as a chorister in Eclectic Voices, and through that association came to be on stage as part of the chorus in HOT’s production of The Weekend.
As a Highbury resident for more than 20 years, Tim has enjoyed the London music scene and is a regular concert-goer, with a special attraction to the opera. The opportunity to see a stage production from the other side of the curtain was instrumental in his desire to increase his involvement with HOT, but so too was his conviction that music and the performing arts have the power to cross societal boundaries and to communicate to people in an instinctive, emotional way. As Chair, Tim is excited to support HOT in making this artform more accessible, and opening up the magic of opera to the local community and new audiences.