Prof Julia Downing
Julia is the Director of Music and Organist at St George’s Church in Weald, Kent. She was a chorister at the church when growing up and started learning the organ in her teens. She has played the organ at churches in Cardiff, London and Kampala. She lived and worked in Uganda for many years, playing the organ at Namirembe Cathedral for the Kampala Singers. She also helps run the Kampala Music School in Uganda. She trained as a nurse in Cardiff and currently works as a Professor in Palliative Care and Chief Executive of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network. She enjoys playing the organ and conducting the church choir and is passionate about encouraging young people to develop their skills in music and playing the organ.