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Richard Harrison - Director of Music
Richard has been Choral Director at St Francis Church since September 2010. Prior to this, he was Musical Director of The Omega Consort; an occasional choir which sings at Cathedrals all over the Country.
He was Choirmaster at St Francis Church for just over 10 years in the '90s, and before that, held assistant roles in Rutland, Leicestershire and Wiltshire.
A keen organist and lover of fine wine and good food, Richard is married with three daughters and two female cats! He is also a life-long fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.
Elizabeth Green - St Francis Singers
Elizabeth is a professional singer and singing teacher, trained at the Royal College of Music, and as Elizabeth Lane, has worked as a soloist with Welsh National Opera, in oratorio concerts throughout the UK and also world-wide. She was a professional Chorister at St Clement Danes in the Strand, and is proud to be a founder member of the Chapel Royal Choir at the Tower of London. Her experience of church choir singing and chamber choir singing is very wide-ranging across many different styles. As a previous Choir Director at St Francis Church, several of the boy trebles from those years now sing as young men in the back row of the choir!
Robin Coxon - Organist
Robinís earliest musical experiences were as a chorister at Durham Cathedral. Later he took a mathematics degree at Durham University, gaining his Fellowship of The Royal College of Organists (FRCO) the same summer.
He is a former Chairman of the Enfield and District Organistsí Association, and from 2006 to 2009 was President of The Organ Club, a national organisation. Robin has been Organist of St Francis since 1976, and of Queenswood School since 2007. He is a Trustee of The New School of Organ Studies and has organised their weekly lunchtime recitals at Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans since 1998.
Robin and his wife Mary have three children and six grandchildren.
Andrew Henthorn - Assistant Choral Director and Youth Choir Director
Andrew became involved with church choirs in 1974 at St Andrewís Church, Enfield. On getting married to Marion in 1988 and moving to Welwyn Garden City, he joined the choir at St Francis Church.
In addition to singing, Andrew assists conducting rehearsals and services. He also tutors choristers for the RSCM Deanís & Bishopís Awards and continues to occasionally play the organ. Andrew also guests for several other choirs often as a tenor soloist.
Andrew and Marion have three sons; two were choristers at St Francis and are now Cathedral singers whilst the other is a server at St Francis.
For more information on music at St Francis Church please email Richard Harrison by Clicking here or telephone on 01707 695851.
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