John Gull voice coach

John Gull

Singing Teacher / Repetiteur / Accompanist

 

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I am a professional conductor, singing teacher and piano accompanist based  in Leicester near the M1/M69 motorways and Fosse Park.  I am Chorus Master of the Leicester Philharmonic Choir, and Director of Music at St Anne's Church in Western Park, Leicester, and am much in demand as an accompanist for recitals, exams and auditions.  I also direct the popular "Singing for Fun" workshops at the University of Leicester.

I started my musical career as a chorister at King's College, Cambridge and took up conducting at the age of fourteen while a music scholar at Eton.  I read music at Oxford University as Organ Scholar of Corpus Christi College, and sang with the professional choir of St Mary the Virgin and the Schola Cantorum of Oxford.   

After university I sang for seven years as a cathedral lay clerk, first at Southwell Minster and then at Lincoln Cathedral, where I was also Choral Animateur for the cathedralís outreach programme, leading workshops and developing choirs in schools throughout Lincolnshire.  I conducted the Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir and was Musical Director of Lincoln Sounds Ladies Barbershop Chorus (UK small chorus champions in 2008). 

I moved to Leicester in 2009 to be Director of Music at St Thomas the Apostle, South Wigston, where I directed the renowned choir of boys and men.  I currently direct a popular choral singing course at Embrace Arts (University of Leicester), am vocal coach for the Leicester University Chamber Choir, Organist and Director of Music at St Anneís, Western Park, and Chairman of the Royal School of Church Music in Leicestershire.  I was recently appointed to the post of Chorus Master of the Leicester Philharmonic Choir, and look forward to working with them from January 2015. 

In addition to my career as a performer, I have over twenty years experience as a singing teacher working in schools, colleges and universities.  A number of my pupils have gained places at UK conservatoires and now pursue successful careers as soloists or with professional choirs including The Sixteen and Ex Cathedra.  I am also an accomplished organist and piano accompanist, and am increasingly well known as a composer and arranger.  My choral music is regularly performed in churches and cathedrals around the UK and further afield, and some of my original work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. 

contact John via telephone on 0116 283 4968 or 07813 918769

or email to johngull.uk@gmail.com

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  "No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible"  
  W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973)    
   English poet and essayist    
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