Richard Johnson combines a professional career as a patent attorney with a busy schedule of musical activities. His double life began at Oriel College in the University of Oxford, where he held both the organ scholarship and an academic scholarship in physics. Whilst at Oxford, Richard studied the organ with Martin Schellenberg and was also Director of Music at Pusey House and founder conductor of the Oxford University Medical Society Orchestra.
After leaving Oxford, Richard was briefly Organist and Choirmaster at the Crown Court Church of Scotland in Covent Garden, London before moving to Bristol, where he is actively involved in music, as member of Exultate Singers, accompanist to the City of Bristol Choir and Assistant Director of Music at Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church. Richard holds the LRSM diploma in organ performance.
City of Bristol Choir is a registered charity, and is run by a committee formed from some of its members.
Music Director David Ogden
Accompanist Richard Johnson
Chairman Elizabeth Cunningham
Treasurer Ian Blenkinsop
Secretary Tim Jackson
Librarian Ros Bennet
Ticket secretary Peter Searle-Barnes
Concert manager Peter Lunt
Front of House Ginny Royston
Membership secretary Rose Lancaster
Graphic and web design Judith OgdenSubscriptions Tim Jackson
Fundraising Liz Corrigan