Director of Music
Christopher Johns began his musical career as a chorister at Derby Cathedral. He was a Choral Exhibitioner at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read Modern and Mediaeval Languages and then completed an MPhil in Linguistics, and then spent five years living in Germany, first as Assistant Choirmaster at Osnabrück Cathedral and then as a student of Church Music in Düsseldorf. He returned to the UK in 2003 to study for a PhD in Linguistics at Durham, where he was Cathedral Organ Scholar and Conductor of the University Orchestra.
Before joining Leicester Cathedral, Christopher was Choral Director in the Diocese of Leeds (based at Leeds Cathedral), Conductor of Tees Valley Youth Orchestra, and Deputy Chorus Master of Leeds Philharmonic Society.