Raymond Johnston came to Saint Mark’s from Kent College in England, where he served as Director of Music as well as a section leader in the Canterbury Cathedral Choir. Previously, he served as Assistant Organist at Worcester Cathedral and Music Master at The King’s School, Worcester.
He received his musical training at Peterhouse in Cambridge, England where he was awarded a Master of Arts in 1984. He worked primarily under Dr. Donald Hunt at Worcester Cathedral as Deputy Chorus Master of a 200 voice choir and has also experienced the varied approaches of Sir David Willcocks, Dr. George Guest, Simon Preston and Joshua Rifkin.
A composer and arranger of both sacred and secular choral music, Mr. Johnston’s works have been performed in Worcester Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
“The Music Program exists to enhance worship at the Cathedral,” he says, ” To enable people to offer themselves in service to God and to speak to those in the wider community who are not necessarily part of our congregation, young and old alike.”