We are delighted to announce the appointment of Barney Howard as a tenor Choral Scholar. Barney says: “I am looking forward to joining the choir at St Michael’s and exploring the choral repertoire. I am an A Level music student at Tiffin School, Kingston who performs in the Thames Youth Orchestra and has a love for politics and geography.”
We are also delighted to have two Organ Scholars for this year – Ben Law and Cameron Soo.
“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.”
If you might be interested in auditioning for our Choral or Organ Scholarships, please get in touch with the Parish Office.