Our Conductor

Meet Julian Jensen, Mount Kelly Choral Society's conductor and Musical Director...

Julian Jensen was appointed as the new Director of Music for the Mount Kelly Foundation in the Summer of 2015, having held similar posts at Woldingham School in Surrey and most recently at Millfield School in Somerset.

Julian studied at London University and then on the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music, after which he enjoyed a varied career as soloist in opera and oratorio including seasons with English Touring Opera, Scottish Opera, D'Oyly Carte Opera, Opera de Lyon and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Julian is an experienced teacher, examiner and choral conductor, most recently with the Millfield Chorale, a hundred strong unauditioned community choir with whom he has conducted many performances at Wells Cathedral with professional orchestras. These include the Magnificat (Bach), Requiem (Mozart and Faure), Mass in G (Schubert), Gloria (Rutter) and Requiem in Blue (Harvey Brough).

His students choirs have enjoyed international success, including reaching the finals of the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year Competition, the Barnardo's School Choir of the Year and the silver commendation in the adult class of the Rimini International Choral Competition in Italy.

Julian is delighted to be working with the Mount Kelly Choral Society and is particularly looking forward to developing links with the student choirs at the school.