Cathedral Choirs & Musicians

Music
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8:30am Eucharist
12:30pm Eucharist
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5:00pm Choral Evensong
5:30pm Cathedral closes

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, tenor 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.

William Fox - Acting Organist & 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.

Benjamin Collyer - 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.

Tom Daggett - 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 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 orgn scholarship.

Martin Ford - Acting Sub-Organist
Martin Ford is the Acting Sub-Organist of St Paul’s for the Michaelmas term 2021. 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.