Mark Williams (organist)

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Mark Turner Williams is a choral conductor and organist. He was Assistant Organist at St Paul's Cathedral from 2000 to 2006. Since 2009 he has held the position of Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Williams was organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1997 to 2000, under Richard Marlow.[1] After graduating from Trinity College he became Assistant Organist at St Paul's Cathedral, and Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral School. At 21 he was the youngest person ever to be appointed to these positions.[2] In 2009 he succeeded Daniel Hyde as Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge.[3] His other conducting roles have included Assistant Conductor to the City of London Choir, Principal Conductor at the International William Byrd Festival, and Music Director of English Chamber Opera.[4][5][6]

He has also been involved with a number of charities. He has been a trustee of the Friends of Cathedral Music, the Oundle Music Trust, and the Harlton Organ Trust, and a founding trustee of The Muze Trust, which supports music making in Zambia.[3][7] In 2013 he organised a tour of India by the choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, which included a week working with Songbound in the slums of Mumbai.[8] Songbound is a charity which sets up and supports choirs for under-privileged children in India.[9]

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