Benedict is an accomplished and versatile organist based in Cambridge, UK. Known for his intuitive musicality and expressive, engaging playing, he currently combines his work as Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Great St Mary’s, the University Church in Cambridge, with a busy freelance career as a performer, accompanist and teacher.
Biography | Organist
Benedict studied at the University of Bristol. He has held the position of Organ Scholar at both Blackburn Cathedral and at the University of Bristol. For several years he was the Assistant Director of Music at St James-the-Great, Dursley. He is currently the Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Great St Mary’s, the University Church in Cambridge. He has studied with Jonathan Lilley and, during his undergraduate studies when he specialised in performance and composition, with Dr David Ponsford. He has played in churches, cathedrals and concert halls across the UK and Republic of Ireland, and is in growing demand as a recitalist and accompanist. Benedict is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.
For concert programmes, please use the biography here.
Collegium Laureatum: Christmas Concert 2023
16 December 2023
The Academy of Great St. Mary's Christmas Concert 2023
10 December 2023
This performance of J S Bach’s prelude on the advent chorale Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme was recorded by Benedict at the University Organ in Great St Mary's, the University Church, Cambridge in November 2020.
You can listen to more recordings of Benedict’s organ playing here.