Julian Parkin-Haig, Director
Julian began his music career as a chorister in Melbourne and a choral scholar at Trinity College, Melbourne University. After spending a year as choral scholar at Winchester Cathedral, he became a vicar choral at Wells Cathedral. Returning to Australia, he sang with the choirs of St James’s, King Street, Sydney and Cantillation before forming and directing the parish choir of St Bartholomew’s in Melbourne. Resident in England since 2006, he has sung regularly with the choirs of Norwich and Guildford Cathedrals, and New College and Magdalen College Chapel Choirs in Oxford.. He currently lives in Hanover where he teaches in an international school. As well as the St Giles Consort, he directs the Alleyn Singers and Praeclari Cantores who regularly sing services in cathedrals around the country.
The St Giles Consort was founded in 2016. by Julian Parkin-Haig and Cathy Langdale (Director of Music at the Parish Church in Chalfont St Giles)
The group is made up of experienced choral singers who either live in Buckinghamshire or have a strong connection to the county or to the village of Chalfont St Giles where they rehearse and often perform.
We would be interested to hear from local singers who would like to find out more about what we do. For a typical concert, rehearsals take place during the day on the two Saturdays leading up to each concert. Please contact Cathy Langdale