John Linker - Director of Music - Christchurch Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Chapter is delighted to announce the appointment of John Linker as the new Cathedral Director of Music, after an extensive international search.

DoM - John LinkerJohn was originally an Organist and Choirmaster at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.  The church has a very strong music tradition, much of it built up by John.  

During his tenure at the Church of the Good Shepherd, John vastly increased the choirs repertoire, taking his choirs on several domestic tours in the USA, including to Washington National Cathedral, and St John the Divine, New York.  His choir toured the UK on four occasions and Europe once. He is a keen organist and recitalist, having overseen the design and installation of a new organ.

John hails from a farming family, is married to Molly and has a daughter, Lila.