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Raymond Lewis -
Raymond Lewis has followed a triple career as pianist, conductor and organist. Until he renewed his interest in conducting and early music, most of his time was spent as a pianist, both as soloist and particularly in chamber music in various trios, duos and ensembles. He has made several appearances at the Purcell Room and on the BBC. A former recipient of the 'Ricordi' conducting prize, he is an experienced orchestral and choral conductor. He was, for many years, Director of Music of St Stephen's Rochester Row in Westminster, and has been organist at various London churches. He has played at most of the major cathedrals in the UK, and has given solo recitals in St David's Cathedral, Rochester Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, Chichester Cathedral, and Westminster Central Hall.
As director of the professional period instrument group, Medici Baroque, and of the
Medici Chamber Choir, Raymond performed extensively both in the UK and in France,
including a number of appearances at the Cathedral of Notre-
Raymond Lewis, who has been conductor of All Saints' Festival Choir and Orchestra since its inception in 1992, was Director of Music at Orpington Parish Church of All Saints from 1989 until 2018, and conductor of Orpington Symphony Orchestra from 2003 until 2018.