Andrew Carwood - Director of Music
Andrew was appointed Director of Music in 2007 and trains the choir of men and boys for the daily liturgies of the cathedral, special services of national importance, recordings, tours and concert appearances.
Andrew is the first non-organist to lead the music at St Paul's since the 12th century. He is responsible for training the Choir, selecting the music and maintaining high standards of performance. He has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation, having had an illustrious career as a singer before focusing attention on conducting and choral direction. He trained as a choral scholar at St John's College, Cambridge, and was a lay clerk at Christ Church, Oxford and Westminster Cathedral, before holding the post of Director of Music at the Brompton Oratory in London.
As a conductor his reputation was established with The Cardinall's Musick and together they continue to perform throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Renowned for their emotional directness and vocal colour, the group has won three Gramophone Awards as well as many other European plaudits.
Simon Johnson - Organist & Assistant Director of Music
Simon took up his present position of Organist & Assistant director of music in 2008 and performs with the choir as well as leading the Cathedral's organ programme.
Simon was Head Chorister of Peterborough Cathedral Choir and went on to hold organ scholarships at Rochester, Norwich and St Paulís Cathedrals, before becoming Director of Music at All Saintsí Church, Northampton and Assistant Master of Music and Director of the Abbey Girlsí Choir at St Albans Cathedral in 2001.
Simon's recordings have attracted widespread critical acclaim (most recently 5* "stunningĒ Choir & Organ). As director, accompanist and soloist, Simon's work has taken him to France, Germany, Holland, Italy and the USA and has been broadcast on BBC television and radio. He has also
worked as soloist and continuo player with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, City of London Sinfonia, London
Baroque and The Cardinallís Musick.
Most recently, Simon
has made a DVD about the St Paulís Organ, an excerpt which can be viewed online. Future plans include more work in the field of organ transcription,
the first performance of a new piece for organ by Peter Maxwell Davies and an
appearance at the Fagersborg Organ Festival in Oslo in 2012.
Timothy Wakerell - Sub-Organist
Timothy has been Sub-Organist of St Paulís Cathedral since September 2008 where his duties include playing for daily services and training the probationers. He often plays for large services and concerts, andalso teaches organ at St Paulís Cathedral School.
Timothy studied at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Phillips and David Graham, graduating with
distinction in both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He also won the Harold Darke and Walford
Davies Prizes for excellence in organ performance and held scholarships
supported by a Ruth Dyson and Edgar Cook award and a John Lewis partnership
award. He was recently
recipient of the 2nd prize in the Carl Nielsen International Organ
Competition in Odense, Denmark.
Prior to his appointment at St
Paulís, Timothy held positions at Southwark Cathedral, St Pancras Parish Church
and the Royal Hospital Chelsea. In recent years he has given
recitals in St Johnís College, Cambridge, Southwark Cathedral, Coventry
Cathedral, Alton Parish Church and Christchurch Priory, Dorset. Timothy currently continues his
organ studies with Dame Gillian Weir.
Richard Moore - The William and Irene Miller Organ Scholar
Richard began his training as an organist in the Portsmouth Diocese with Rosemary Field, before spending a year as Organ Scholar at Southwell Minster. He went on to read Music at St Johnís College, Oxford as the Collegeís Organ Scholar, and was active as an accompanist, featuring on commercial recordings with the choirs of St Johnís, and also Exeter College.
He currently studies organ with David Graham at the Royal College of Music, where he is in the second year of the MMus programme.
Active as a continuo player in the Historical Performance department, recent projects have included tours to France and Italy, in addition to work with the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, where he was Organ Scholar until August 2012.
Alongside the Organ Scholarship at St Paulís, Richard also holds the post of Sir George Thalben-Ball Memorial Organ Scholar at St Michaelís, Cornhill.
Choir Representative and Choir Librarian.