Behind our fantastic musical programme is a dedicated team of musicians, performing, planning services, conducting and teaching our choirs and more.
The Music department at St Paul’s is responsible for both playing and coordinating all the music you hear in the Cathedral – from the choral pieces that form the backbone of our services, to our regular organ recitals.
The team also engages children and young people through their schools in the magic of choral singing. Below, you can learn about our key musicians.
Andrew Carwood MBE
Director of Music
Andrew Carwood MBE is the first non-organist to lead the music at St Paul's since the 12th century. He has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation, having had an illustrious career as a singer before focussing 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 becoming Director of Music at the Brompton Oratory. As a conductor his reputation was established with The Cardinall's Musick and together the three-time Gramophone award winners continue to perform throughout the UK and Europe.
Acting Organist and Assistant Director of Music
Before joining St Paul's, William was the Organ Scholar of Magdalen College, Oxford, from where he graduated with a first-class degree in Music. Previously, he held Organ Scholarships at Hereford Cathedral, and at Wells Cathedral while at school. William is a prize-winning fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and was recently appointed a Junior Fellow of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. William is active as an organ recitalist in the UK and abroad, and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio and Television.
OBE Organ Outreach Fellow
Tom Daggett leads our acclaimed music partnership programme, sharing sacred music with thousands of children in schools and communities across London and beyond. The programme brings children to sing in worship and at events at the Cathedral. He has founded a number of children's and youth choirs, including the Hackney Children's Choir, and has a deep vocation to help the disadvantaged. Tom is associated with the Choir Church Foundation, the Centre for Theology and Community, and is a prize-winning graduate in music from Lincoln College, Oxford, where he held an organ scholarship.
Martin Ford is the Acting Sub-Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral. He is also the Organist & Director of Music at The Guards’ Chapel, Birdcage Walk, where he directs the twelve-voice professional choir. His wide-ranging freelance career encompasses a variety of work as an organist, piano accompanist, choral director and teacher. Martin read Music at Oxford University, graduating with a first-class degree, before continuing his studies on the Masters programme at the Royal College of Music. He has held organ scholarships at Southwark Cathedral and Magdalen College, Oxford, the positions of Assistant Organist at St Martin-in-the-Fields and Westminster Abbey, and Acting Sub-Organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
William and Irene Miller Organ Scholar
Benjamin comes to St Paul’s from Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He was taught first at Chetham's School of Music with Christopher Stokes, and then at the University of Oxford where he studied for a BA in Musicology. Benjamin is currently studying for an MA in Organ Performance at the Royal College of Music, where he holds the Richard Newton Scarth Award. He is also an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.