Oliver Tarney was born (1984) and educated in Lancaster, moving on to read music at Manchester university. After completing a Master's Degree in composition, and training as a teacher – spending some time as a music teacher and vocal animateur in the north of England – he now teaches at Winchester College in Hampshire. He sings regularly with the college chapel choir and with Winchester Cathedral choir, and also keeps up a busy schedule as a choral director and composer. Oliver has written works for many groups, and now likes to specialise in choral compositions and arrangements.