Lincoln College

William Parkinson

William is a second year music undergraduate and Organ Scholar at Lincoln College Oxford. 

He trains, conducts , and accompanies the choir in services and concerts and has led recent tours to Malta and New York.  The choir sang Mozart’s Requiem as part of the 2018 Turl Street Arts Festival and has recently performed at St. Mary-le-Strand Church in London.  William founded and conducts Lincoln Sinfonia, with which he has conducted music ranging from a complete Handel’s Messiah to works by Richard Strauss and Brahms.  He was also appointed Organist of Campion Hall in November 2018. 

After leaving school, William held organ scholarships at Worcester Cathedral and St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick.  Before taking up the Lincoln college organ scholarship, he moved to Albany NY to take up an Artist-in-Residence position at The Cathedral of All Saints.  Here he worked with the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, the USA’s oldest continuously singing choir of its kind. William regularly conducted the choir at services and in recordings, and acted as vocal coach to the Cathedral’s treble section.  He has been involved in other musical projects which include conducting the Birmingham Baroque Consort in works by Bach and Handel, performing organ continuo with the London Handel Orchestra and working with VOCES8 and the VCM Foundation.

William will take up the Schola Cantorum of Oxford Conducting Scholarship in October 2019, under the supervision of Steven Grahl.  He is taught conducting by Peter Ash, and singing by Bronwen Mills.