Malcolm Boulter is an accomplished all-round musician, being noted as a tenor soloist, pianist, conductor and composer of all styles of music.

He began his musical studies at the N.E.E.T.C.A Colchester, during which time he started his long association with Tiptree Choral Society.

His studies then continued at The Royal College of Music, London. After gaining his diploma he spent 5 years in Sussex, during which time he sang in the choir of Chichester Cathedral, was a tenor in the vocal group Close Harmony and was Musical Director of Opera ‘70. On his return to Essex, he resumed his Directorship of the Tiptree Choral Society, was Musical Director of the Oakwood Arts Centre in Maldon for 6 years and became well known as a tenor soloist. As a teacher he worked in many local junior and senior schools in the area, composing a range of music for the children to perform.

Malcolm Boulter

In 1989 Malcolm was ordained as a minister and inducted into the pastorate of the Congregational Church in South Chingford. Although kept very busy by his pastoral duties, he continued to maintain his links with Essex through the Choral Society. He has conducted the choir in many extremely successful concerts in East Anglia, Wales, France & Switzerland. In December 2011, here at St Luke’s, Malcolm celebrated 40 years as Tiptree Choral Society’s Musical Director with a very well received performance of Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’, accompanied by the Kingfisher Sinfonietta.

Malcolm retired from his ministry in Chingford in 2015 and now lives in Tiptree, where his services continue to be much in demand. During lockdown, he continued singing, presenting a weekly slot on Facebook called ‘Malcolm’s Messages’.