Cathedral Choirs & Musicians
St Paul's benefits from a fine choral tradition, led by our own talented choirs, who lead much of the worship, concerts and other events here.
The Cathedral Choir
Resident at St Paul's throughout most of the year, the Cathedral Choir consists of 30 boy treble Choristers, eight probationers and 12 Vicars Choral - all professional adult singers who sing alto, tenors and bass.
At the heart of the Choir's being is the singing of Choral Evensong each day, with Choral Mattins and Sung Eucharist on Sundays. As well as this traditional routine, the Choir frequently gives concerts and broadcasts, as well as producing critically-acclaimed recordings and touring across the world.
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St Paul's Cathedral Consort
The Cathedral Consort was formed in response to the large number of extra services and evening events which take place at St Paul's. It consists of the Vicars Choral and our team of professional sopranos.
St Paul's Cathedral Chorus
The Cathedral Chorus is an amateur choir which augments the Cathedral Choir in performances of Handel's Messiah and Bach's St John Passion every year. New members are always welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Guild of the Companions of St Paul
The Guild of the Companions of St Paul is the network for old Choristers of St Paul's and musicians who have been associated with the Cathedral.
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Andrew Carwood - Director of Music
Andrew Carwood 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 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 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 Gramohone award winners continue to perform throughout the UK and Europe.
Simon Johnson - Organist & Assistant Director of Music
Simon Johnson has a remarkable and multifaceted international career as a virtuoso organist, conductor and composer. He has been involved in all of the national occasions that have taken place at St Paul’s since his appointment in 2008, including the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher and the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. Recitals have taken him all over Europe and the USA, as well as to many of the premier venues in the UK. He has performed with groups such as the LSO, RPO, and The Sixteen and worked with Wes Anderson on the Oscar, Bafta and Grammy award-winning soundtrack for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
William Fox - Sub Organist
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.
Asher Oliver - William and Irene Miller Organ Scholar
Asher comes to St Paul's from Trinity College Cambridge, where, alongside holding an organ scholarship, he read for a degree in Music. Prior to this, he spent a gap year as organ scholar at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. He is a former pupil of Chetham's Schools of Music, where he was a chorister and, later during his sixth-form years, was junior organ scholar at Manchester Cathedral.
Tom Daggett - OBE Organ Outreach Fellow
Tom Daggett is a former Organ Scholar of Lincoln College, Oxford. He has a wealth of experience in the field of education and outreach, principally from his association with the Centre for Theology and Community. He founded the Hackney Children’s Choir and has a deep vocation to help the disadvantaged, particularly through his own enthusiasm for and experience of music.