Upcoming Events

Saturday 28th April, 10am-4pm | Queen Elizabeth's Grammer School, Barnet
Merrie Madrigals Workshop

Richard Brain course tutor

Organised by Barnet Choral Society

Sunday 29th April | Christ Church Southgate

Vocal Recital

Richard Brain tenor

Kate Macperhson pianoforte

A vocal recital of English song repertoire including works by George Butterworth and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The performance will be followed by refreshments before Choral Evensong at 6.30 p.m.

Tickets will be £5 in support of the Choir Tour Fund for their to Venice 2019 trip.

Saturday 29Monday 28th May, 5pm | Choral Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral

Richard Brain director of music
David Hinitt organ
Choir of Christ Church Southgate

Saturday 30th June, 7.30pm | Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church
Elijah Mendelssohn

René Bloice-Sanders bass
Catharine Woodward soprano
Tom Castle tenor
alto  to be announced
Richard Brain conductor
Bishop's Stortford Choral Society
Hertfordshire Philharmonia

Saturday 7th July, 7.30pm | St John the Evangelist Church, Friern Barnet
Birthday Madrigals Rutter

Marriage of True Minds Chilcott

Richard Brain conductor
Colin Spinks piano

Barnet Choral Society

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

"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

​​​​Based in north London, Richard Brain is a Conductor, Vocal Coach and Workshop leader. His extensive portfolio includes Director of Music of Christ Church Southgate, Musical Director of Barnet Choral Society and Bishop's Stortford Choral Society, and Vocal Coach for the Twyford Church of England Academies Trust. 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). 


Videos and Recordings

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.