Our Guest Musical Director is John Bawden


Following the departure of Patrick Barrett after three exciting, energetic and fruitful years, John is joining Brockham Choral in September 2019 for one term as our Guest Conductor, pending the arrival of our new permanent MD – Cole Bendall – in January 2020.

John is a very experienced conductor, arranger, professional singer and lecturer;  currently Musical Director of the Guildford Cathedral Singers, he has had a wealth of experience directing a wide variety of choirs, ranging from large choral societies to chamber choirs.

Accompanist – Marion Lea

Marion LeaMarion Lea studied at the Royal Academy of Music. As a freelance pianist and accompanist she has performed in recitals and concerts with many singers and instrumentalists and broadcast on both television and radio. She also works as an orchestral pianist, accompanies auditions for the BBC, plays for choral societies and operatic companies and coaches singers.