“Johnson’s gifts as an educationalist and communicator were evident early in his career, during the period as Director of Music at King’s School, Macclesfield, and subsequently at Reading University. He was a horn player and a pianist of considerable accomplishment, but it was his great love of choral singing which came to the fore at this time and shaped his subsequent career. As founder and conductor of the Reading Bach Choir in 1966-72, through his years with the Philharmonia Chorus as Assistant Chorus Master, from 1975 to 1980, and then as Musical Director of the Orfeo Catala of Barcelona, he directed virtually all the great works of the choral repertoire. He had an unsurpassed knowledge of this music and was devoted to it. A committed Christian, he brought to music a purity of vision and a profound spirituality which touched all who came into contact with him.”
The Independent, 11 October 1993.

Our next event

Tenebrae

6 Apr 2019

St Luke's C Of E Church, Erleigh Road, Reading

  • Our Latest News

    • RT @ReadingBach: We so enjoyed sharing our programme of choral music from around Poland with a super appreciative audience in the lovely Ch…
    • We so enjoyed sharing our programme of choral music from around Poland with a super appreciative audience in the lo… https://t.co/J6NR797d5D
    • RT @FionaAnnBennett: @ReadingBach I am going to do my very best to get to the concert this evening but the roads in and around our village…
    • RT @ReadingBach: Don't miss our concert of beautiful choral music from in and around Poland, includes Gorecki's 5 folk songs from the Kurpi…
    • Don't miss our concert of beautiful choral music from in and around Poland, includes Gorecki's 5 folk songs from th… https://t.co/SyOSTGPYoH