Our Professional Musicians

The Society has been especially fortunate with its professional musicians who, through their skill, patience and hard work, have moulded us into a very successful choir, and continue to work to help us improve our standard of performance and musicality.

Musical Director - Julian Collings

Julian Collings

Julian Collings was educated as an organ scholar at Tonbridge School in Kent, before winning an organ scholarship to Christís College, Cambridge, in 1999. He gained the associateship diploma of the Royal College of Organists while still at Tonbridge studying under Thomas Trotter and Sarah Baldock. He continued his organ studies in Cambridge with David Sanger, graduating with a music degree in 2002. While at Christís, Julian accompanied the college choir on tour to Scandinavia, the USA and Canada both as organist and conductor, as well as playing on a number of critically acclaimed CD releases.

Julian is currently Director of Music at St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate, and regularly deputises as an organist at St Brideís Church, Fleet Street. In addition to his church work, Julian is Musical Director of the South London Singers, the Barnes Choir and London chamber choir Ad Libitum as well as founding Musical Director of the Arcubus Ensemble, an acclaimed vocal group promoting the choral works of living composers. In November 2015 Julian was appointed Musical Director of Epsom Choral Society.

As a recitalist he has performed extensively both in the UK and overseas as well as broadcasting for BBC radio. Recent recital engagements have included Sheffield Cathedral, St Albanís Abbey and St Johnís College Cambridge as well as a number of recitals around the Channel Islands, France, Germany, Spain and Estonia. As organist with Svyati Duo, he regularly collaborates with cellist Rebecca Hewes, performing concerts in the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States of America. They have also recorded three critically-acclaimed CDs on the Regent Records label with a DVD recording planned for 2017.

Accompanist - Marion Lea

Marion Lea

Marion Lea studied at the Royal Academy of Music. As a freelance pianist and accompanist she has performed in recitals and concerts with many singers and instrumentalists and broadcast on both television and radio. She also works as an orchestral pianist, accompanies auditions for the BBC, plays for choral societies and operatic companies and coaches singers. She has accompanied the Epsom Choral Society in rehearsals and concerts for many years.

Epsom Choral Society is a Registered Charity, number 273757