Saffron Walden's Choral Society since 1883
Patron: John Rutter | Music Director: Quintin Beer


Richard Carr

Richard Carr grew up in Buckinghamshire, where he was a scholar at the High Wycombe Music Centre, studying piano and ‘cello. After two years as Organ Scholar at All Saints Parish Church, High Wycombe, Richard won an Organ Scholarship to study music at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. After graduating, Richard spent several years teaching at Ardingly College, King’s College School, Cambridge, and as Director of Music at St Michael’s Church, Bishop’s Stortford.

Based in Stansted, Essex, Richard performs as soloist and accompanist on the piano, organ and harpsichord, and teaches piano, organ and singing to many students.

As the regular accompanist for Saffron Walden Choral Society for the past 15 years, a wide variety of choral repertoire has passed under his fingers. Notable highlights from his concert and Singing Day performances with the choir have included: Magnificat (Bach), Requiem (Verdi), Carmina Burana (Orff), War Requiem (Britten) and Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini).