Richard Jenkinson grew up in Sussex, and received his early musical training through the County Music Service. He won a scholarship to continue his studies at The Royal College of Music in London, where - among many inspirational characters – Sir David Willcocks was a great influence and source of inspiration.
Richard has been Musical Director to EGCS for more than 25 years, yet continues to find the post immensely rewarding. He is a busy freelance musician, specialising in choral music of all kinds, as conductor, accompanist and composer. He is also experienced in directing Choral Workshops – a leading / coaching / teaching role which he particularly enjoys.
When not working, Richard enjoys sport (mostly from the safety and comfort of a large sofa, with a good beer for sustenance!) and – most of all – the beauty and tranquility of village life in his native and much loved county of West Sussex.