Repertoire: Weddings and ceremonies. Organ recitals.
Trained: Stephen studied organ at Liverpool Cathedral before winning a joint foundation scholarship to the Royal College of Music and London’s Temple Church, studying with Dr John Birch. He won many prizes and awards, and studied further under Daniel Roth at Saint-Sulpice in Paris.
Profile: Stephen is Sub-Organist at Southwark Cathedral and is an instrumental tutor at the City of London School.
As a recitalist and accompanist, Stephen appears frequently at the Royal Albert Hall. He has also played at Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, King’s College, Cambridge, and at the festivals of Salisbury, Peterborough, Lichfield and the City of London, and at the International Organ Festival at St Albans.
Stephen has performed and broadcast with the BBC Singers, the Holst Singers, the Finzi Singers and others, working with conductors such as Paul Brough, Andrew Carwood, Nicholas Cleobury, Ronald Corp, Stephen Cleobury and David Hill. His performances include Poulenc’s Organ Concerto with the London Mozart Players, Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass in the Montepulciano Festival, Italy, and gala organ concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2009 Stephen was invited to accompany the choristers of King’s College, Cambridge, conducted by Stephen Cleobury, for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sir David Willcocks.
Stephen has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in concerts and recordings, including the world premiere of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio conducted by Carl Davis, Herbert Howells’ English Mass and Hymnus Paradisi, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius conducted by Vernon Handley, and Suk’s symphonic poem Praga under Libor Pesek. In May 2008 Stephen appeared in the Tim Rice/ABBA musical Chess in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
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