Cathedral Choirs & Musicians

Music
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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. 

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 auditionsspcc@gmail.com

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. 


INFORMATION FOR VISITING CHOIRS

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, where he is completed an undergraduate degree in Music. Previously, he held Organ Scholarships at Hereford Cathedral for his gap year, and at Wells Cathedral for the duration of his sixth-form, also holding a Government-funded Music Scholarship at the Specialist Music School there.

James Orford - William and Irene Miller Organ Scholar
James Orford has previously been Organ Scholar at King's College, London, whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music. He has won numerous scholarships, organ prizes and piano accompaniment prizes whilst at the RAM, and has performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto at Cadogan Hall. James was also the Organ Scholar at Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and spent his gap-year as Organ Scholar at Truro 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.