Hull Bach Choir

Julian Savory

Julian Savory, conductor

Julian Savory is a well-known conductor, organist and pianist in Hull and East Yorkshire.

He originates from Reading and came to Hull University in 1973 to study Music. Graduation in 1976 was followed by teacher training then six years teaching at Cottingham High School. Since then Julian’s career as a self-employed musician has flourished. His versatility includes private piano and organ teaching; being a recitalist, accompanist and occasional soloist; directing choirs, including the Arterian Singers and Hull Male Voice Choir; running a successful instrumental concert series “Saturdays at Six” at St Mary’s Church, Cottingham, (Organist and Choirmaster since 2003); composing choral music (performed locally, including In Celebration of Hull a medley for Hull’s year as City of Culture in 2017).

Julian became rehearsal accompanist of the Hull Bach Choir for the 2017-18 season and took over as Conductor in September 2019. His first concert with the Hull Bach Choir was J.S. Bach: St John Passion in March 2020, the last major choral concert to take place in the area before the country went into lockdown.