For the year 2021-2022 we are delighted to have two Organ Scholars at Saint Michael’s – Ben Law and Cameron Soo. If you might be interested in auditioning for our Organ Scholarship, please get in touch with the Parish Office.
“I am in the Upper 8th at St Paul’s School and am planning to study music at university next year. I started studying the organ with Philip Berg at the age of 11 having played the piano from the age of 3 and then the oboe from the age of 8. I am heavily involved in music-making at school as well as being a member of the London School’s Symphony Orchestra, which performs at the Barbican. I was christened at St Michael’s and have been brought up here, as well as being a member of the St Paul’s School Christian Union, so St Michael’s is my spiritual home. I am looking forward to developing my playing over the next year under the expert guidance of Martin Neary and Philip Berg. I feel privileged to be able to play the organ for services here during my last year at school.”
“I am a music scholar in the Upper 8th at St Paul’s School, learning the organ under Philip Berg. I have been passionate about music from a young age, and also play the violin and both jazz and classical piano. I sang in the Colet Court Recital Choir, which introduced me to liturgical music and sparked my interest in the organ. I am now a member of the school Chapel Choir, and have sung in St Paul’s Cathedral and various colleges in Oxford and Cambridge. I am grateful to St Michael’s for giving me the opportunity to take part in its worship through music. I hope this will build my confidence so I can continue to play in the future.”