For ten years, he was conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra chorus and assistant to Sir Colin Davis on tour. He collected two Grammys for his work with the LSO Chorus and appeared as conductor in his own right with several leading British orchestras.
Last Friday, Joseph Cullen was arrested in Glasgow and charged with two counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices. The nature of the offences was not specified and no plea was entered when he appeared in court in Glasgow on Monday.
Among other successes and distinctions cited on his website, Joseph Cullen has been director of the Huddersfield Choral Society since 1999, is an outstanding organist and is working with a Vatican institute in Rome to improve liturgical music in the Roman Catholic Church in the UK.
Caution: Presumptions of innocence apply until after the trial.