John started his musical career as a chorister at King's College, Cambridge and took up conducting at the age of fourteen while a music scholar at Eton College. He read music at Oxford University as Organ Scholar of Corpus Christi College, and sang with the professional choir of St Mary the Virgin, and the Schola Cantorum of Oxford.
After university he sang for seven years as a cathedral lay clerk, first at Southwell Minster and then at Lincoln Cathedral, where he was also Choral Animateur for the cathedral’s outreach programme, leading workshops and developing choirs in schools throughout Lincolnshire. He conducted the Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir and was Musical Director of Lincoln Sounds Ladies Barbershop Chorus (UK small chorus champions in 2008).
John moved to Leicester in 2009 to be Director of Music at St Thomas the Apostle, South Wigston, where he directed the renowned choir of boys and men. He has taught singing to music scholars at the University of Leicester since 2010, and was Chorus Master of Leicester Philharmonic Choir for the 2015/16 season.
In addition to his career as a performer, he has twenty-five years' experience as a singing teacher working in schools, colleges and universities. A number of his pupils have gained places at UK conservatoires and now pursue successful careers as soloists or with professional choirs. John is also an accomplished organist and piano accompanist, and is increasingly well known as a composer and arranger. His choral music is regularly performed in churches and cathedrals around the UK and further afield, and some of his original work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. You can find John's website online at www.johngull.com.