Founded in 2012 as the choir of St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate, the St Cyprian's Singers primarily consist of alumni choral scholars from university chapel choirs.
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ABOUT THE ST CYPRIAN'S SINGERS
Primarily consisting of alumni choral scholars from British university chapel choirs, the St Cyprian's Singers were founded by Philip de Grouchy and Julian Collings in 2012 as the choir of St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate in London. Now one of the leading mixed voiced church choirs in the city, the main focus of the choir’s work is to provide music at the regular choral mass on Sundays and at special services throughout the year. The annual carol services and St Cyprian's day Mass are particular highlights, as are the choir's seasonal concerts. The vast majority of music for these services is drawn from the Anglican cathedral tradition - please click here to view the latest music list.
Since its inception, the choir has developed a busy schedule of external engagements and is regularly invited to perform as part of festivals and concert series throughout the UK and overseas. Recent appearances have included the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, the Brandenburg Choral Festival, and the City of London Festival, as well as tours to Seville (2014), New York City (2015), the Netherlands (2016), Massachusetts (2017) and Estonia (2019). The choir also undertakes at least one cathedral visit every year, recently singing in York, Portsmouth, Lincoln and Gloucester.
JULIAN COLLINGS - DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Julian was educated as an organ scholar at Tonbridge School in Kent, before winning an organ scholarship to Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1999, studying under Thomas Trotter and David Sanger.
He is currently Director of Music at St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate, a post which he combines with a busy freelance performing schedule. Much in demand as a choral director, he conducts numerous choirs in London and is founding musical director of the much acclaimed Arcubus Ensemble.
As an organ recitalist he has performed extensively both in the UK and overseas as well as broadcasting for BBC radio and television. As organist with Svyati Duo, he regularly collaborates with cellist, Rebecca Hepplewhite, performing concerts in the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States of America. The duo also have two critically acclaimed recordings on the Regent Records label to their name with a third disc due for release in 2021.