John Tudhope, Musical Director of the Ian Engelmann Singers since 1985, was born in Kingston Upon Thames, where he learned the church music repertoire as a member of the Parish Church Choir. He went on to sing as a Choral Scholar in the world-famous chapel choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, where he studied Natural Sciences. He worked for many years in the London area as a freelance professional singer in concerts and recordings, eventually returning to science as a teacher. He currently works in the Science Department at TASIS, the American School in England, near his home in Surrey.