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I am actively involved in a range of musical activities, mostly associated with church music. Find out more below:
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Composition

Composition is something that I have always enjoyed. Much of my work is liturgical – compositions that are designed to enhance the worship, mostly at St Stephen’s Church in Canterbury, but also in Salisbury, Coventry, Portsmouth and Canterbury Cathedrals over the last few years.

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Conducting

A lot of my practical work involves conducting choirs, both in services and workshop situations around the South-East of England and occasionally further afield, including events in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium.

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Performance

As an organist, I have accompanied services in Canterbury Cathedral, Portsmouth Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral, have played for performances of Fauré’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and broadcast live on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Morning Service.

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Workshops

I have led several workshops in practical areas such as conducting, training for RSCM Chorister Awards, and in more historical areas – for example, the illustrated history of hymnody in the Church of England, with examples for participants to join in with.

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Compositions

Sacred Choral Music to enhance worship

Composition is something that I have always enjoyed. Much of my work is liturgical – that is, compositions designed to enhance Christian worship, mostly at St Stephen’s Church in Canterbury, but also in Salisbury, Coventry, Portsmouth and Canterbury Cathedrals over the last few years. Consequently, it is mostly for choir, sometimes with organ accompaniment, other times unaccompanied. Sadly I don’t get enough time to write a vast amount, but usually have a few things on the go which you can read about on the 'In preparation' pages.

On this site you’ll find a selection of my compositions which are available to download or order, many of which are free or available at pretty much cost price. I don’t compose music to make money – most of my pieces were composed for particular services or occasions; I simply hope that others will enjoy singing or listening to it, and that their worship will be enhanced through the use of it.

Canterbury Cathedral, UK

Several compositions, including the first performance of A Prayer of St Ignatius Loyola by the Trebles of the Cathedral Choir.

Salisbury Cathedral, UK

First performance of Teach me, O Lord in 2011, and the first performance of the Salisbury Fauxbourdons in 2017.

Westminster Abbey, UK

First London performance of Lullay, mine liking, Christmas 2013

A little about me

I have been involved with church music since an early age, first as a chorister, then as an organ scholar, before reading Music at University. As Organist and Choirmaster of St Stephen's Church in Canterbury, I run a varied music programme that includes a weekly Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong, as well as regular visits as a visiting choir at cathedrals across the south of England. I am also Director of Music at the Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone, Kent, where I am responsible for the academic music curriculum, as well as the broad range of department ensembles.

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