Joe has had a long career as a software engineer (B.Sc.(Econ.) Hons., University College London, M.Sc. (Computer Science, University of London). He started as a programmer for IBM; then worked as an IT manager for Plessey Radar, Gillette, Glaxo and as a consultant. He was for ten years chairman of Helix Technology Group, specialising in banking software. He is a Fellow of the British Computing Society.
He started his singing and music studies in 1984 (B.Mus. Hons. Surrey University), and was taught by Wynford Evans, John Huw Davies, Glyn Davenport, Pamela Barker and other fine teachers.
He has performed some 30 roles in opera, operetta and musical theatre while also working as an IT consultant and expert witness in IT litigations.
Since 2001 he has taught singing privately, is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (Registered Private Teachers listed), the British Voice Association and the Association of Teachers of Singing.
He is a composer of over 50 songs, 4 full length operas, 2 ballet scores and 1 oratorio - available from the Robosoft Music label.
You can see many snippets and bleeding chunks of his stuff on youtube - for example
He also writes and translates opera libretti and has directed opera for
Joe St.Johanser's opera 'The Tempest' was premiered by Guildford Opera in April 2011
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