He is a bass singer, conductor, choral and music
director, composer and arranger born in England who studied at the
Guildhall School of Music.
He has been a lay clerk at Saint Alban’s Abbey
and The Church Cathedral, Oxford, choirmaster at Sudbury’s St.
George’s RC Church Choir, a master of music at Ealing’s Saint
Benedict’s Abbey and as a singer he has worked with many choral
ensembles such as the Finzi Singers, the Gabrieli Consort, Oxford Camerata
and the Schola Cantorum of Oxford.
In 1996 he founded the boys choir the London Oratory
School Schola and has directed them through numerous concerts and
recordings. These recordings
including appearances on the soundtracks of films such as Harry Potter,
The Lord of the Rings and Sleepy Hollow.
In 2002 he took on the position of choir manager for
the Monteverdi Choir and in 2003 he became the Director of Music at
Washington National Cathedral.
His arrangements and compositions have been heard at
various events held at the Washington National Cathedral including the
inauguration of George W. Bush and the funerals of Gerald Ford and Ronald
His recordings are numerous and include Classical
Brubeck by Dave Brubeck, Britten: Choral Edition Vol. 3 with the
Finzi Singers, Once As I Remember… with the Monteverdi Choir, Purcell:
Full Anthems and Organ Music by Oxford Camerata, Children of Our
Time with the Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Heaven’s Happiness
by Voces Oxoniensis, America the Beautiful by the Washington
National Cathedral choirs, Leonin and Perotin: Magnus Liber Organi
by the Westminster Cathedral Choristers, the new stage production recording
of Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables 10th
In the field of musical education he has also been on
the faculty of the Philip Cave Workshops.