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 has directed choirs for over thirty years and besides directing the St Giles Consort and the Alleyn Singers, he sings with and regularly directs St Peter’s Choir, Didcot. During his career, he has sung under Peter Godfrey, Christopher Dearnley, David Hill, Bill Ives and Edward Higginbottom and is delighted to be able to inspire singers in the great English choral tradition.
The St Giles Consort was founded by Julian Parkin-Haig and Cathy Langdale (Director of Music at the Parish Church in Chalfont St Giles) in 2016.
The group is made up of experienced choral singers who either reside 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