Conductor Emeritus: Julian Williamson

Julian Williamson has been associated with a large number of orchestras and choirs for over forty years.

He has performed regularly on the South Bank, at St John’s, Smith Square, and the Barbican Hall where, apart from his many concerts with the Camden Choir, he has appeared with the London Bach Orchestra and the English Festival Chorus.

His work has taken him not only to many parts of Great Britain, but also to Italy, Germany, Holland, Zimbabwe and the United States.

Apart from directing all the standard repertoire, he has always been keen to promote contemporary music. Over the years, he has been involved with the work of many twentieth-century composers. They include Ernest Bloch, Elena Firsova, John Gardner, Iain Hamilton, Alun Hoddinott, Ernst Krenek, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Michael Nyman, Richard Blackford and Dani Howard. He has also been closely associated with David Fanshawe and African Sanctus, conducting several performances. He is a popular lecturer in various venues around Britain, specialising in music and literature.

Before his retirement, he conducted the Camden Choir in works as varied as Richard Blackford's Mirror of Perfection at St John's, Smith Square, Brahms' Requiem and the world première of Dani Howard's Alexa.

Photo of Julian Williamson