Videos and Recordings

"Richard Brain must be congratulated again for his skilful musical direction and sensitive handling     of this highly-charged work" - Review of the Music Makers, Herts and Essex Observer

​​​​Richard Brain is a Conductor, Vocal Coach and Workshop leader. His extensive portfolio includes Director of Chapel Music at The Peterborough School, Director of Music of Christ Church Southgate, and Musical Director of Barnet Choral Society and Bishop's Stortford Choral Society. Richard directs hundreds of singers on a weekly basis, exploring music from Renaissance polyphony and madrigals, Baroque classics and the great oratorios to works for children's choirs and modern commissioned works.

He studied Choral Conducting on the renowned MA Course at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded the Irene Burcher Prize in 2013. Previously a singer, Richard was a Choral Scholar in Gloucester and then Exeter Cathedral Choirs, before singing as a Lay Clerk in St Albans Cathedral.

You can follow Richard's professional activities and adventures on Faceboo(@ConductorRichardBrain) or Twitter (@rtjbrain). 


Richard directing the Choir of Christ Church Southgate in a performance of John Garnder's Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancign Day. This performance was selected as the joint-runner up for the OUP 2017 Advent Carol Competition, making it the top liturgical choir entrant in the UK.

Upcoming Events

Richard directing the Choir of Christ Church Southgate in a performance of Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry's My Soul There is A Country.

Saturday 3rd November, 7.30pm | Blythburgh Church
Charity Concert for Amnesty International

Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleons Debussy
Nunc Dimittis Holst
Blest Pair of Sirens Parry
Les Fleurs and Calme des Nuits Saint Saens
March of the Women Smyth
Serenade to Music Vaughan Williams

Richard Brain conductor
Kate Macpherson organ
ad hoc choir

Saturday 10th November, 7.30pm | East Barnet School
Armistice 100 Concert

Requiem Duruflé
Dona Nobis Pacem Vaughan Williams

Richard Brain conductor
Emily Armour soprano
Angus McPhee baritone
Colin Spinks organ
Barnet Choral Society
Forest Philharmonic

Sunday 25th November, 6.30pm | Christ Church Southgate, N14 7EG
Venetian Splendor

In Ecclesiis Gabrieli
​Beatus Vir Monteverdi
Magnificat a 8 Monteverdi
Concerto for Violin and Cello RV 544 Vivaldi
Beatus Vir RV 298 Vivaldi

Richard Brain conductor
Liz Partridge violin
Sean Turpin cello
Choir of Christ Church Southgate
Bach Sinfonia

Saturday 1st December, 7.30pm | All Saints Church Hockerill, Bishop's Stortford
Mass in D Smyth
Blest Pair of Sirens Parry
I Was Glad Parry 
Two Songs without Words Holst 

Richard Brain conductor
Tess Pearson soprano
Felicity Buckland mezzo-soprano
Richard Robbins tenor
Edward Kay bass
Bishop's Stortford Choral Society
Bishop's Sinfonia

Saturday 15th December | St John the Evangelist Church Friern Barnet
Christmas Concert

Mr Fezziwig's Christmas Party ​Rathbone

Richard Brain conductor
Barnet Choral Society