Benedict Todd

Organist · Composer · Conductor

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Biography | Organist

Benedict Todd is the Director of Music at All Saints’ Church, Stamford, where he plays the organ, directs the church’s Adult Choir and is in the process of re-forming the Junior Choir (for children), working to grow the musical life of All Saints’ as a Choral Hub resource church in the Lincoln diocese.

Benedict grew up in East Anglia, singing as a treble in the choir of Ely Cathedral. He studied music at the University of Bristol (BA, MA & PhD), specialising in composition. During this time, he was the University Organ Scholar at St Paul’s, Clifton (which included directing the University Church Choir), then Assistant Director of Music in Dursley (Glos.), with a year between spent as Organ Scholar at Blackburn Cathedral. He then spent seven years as the Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Great St Mary’s, the University Church in Cambridge. This included one year as Interim Director of Music, when he ran the church’s music department and multiple choirs for adults and children. Benedict is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and is in constant demand as a freelance recitalist and organ teacher.

updated: June 2024

Biography | Composer

Benedict Todd is a composer, organist and conductor based in Stamford (Lincolnshire), UK. He studied at the University of Bristol, first for a BA in Music (2010) and then an MA specialising in composition (2011). He completed his PhD in Composition in 2017, having studied under the supervision of Dr Michael Ellison and Professors John Pickard and Neal Farwell. He has written for a variety of musical forces, including choral, orchestral and chamber works, many of which have been performed in locations across the UK, Republic of Ireland and Turkey. Commissions have come from the Hezarfen Ensemble, New Music South West and the University of Bristol Contemporary Music Venture.

updated: June 2024

Publicity photos

Benedict Todd (B&W)
Benedict Todd (Colour)
Benedict Todd at the Parish Organ, Great St Mary's, Cambridge
Benedict Todd at the University Organ, Great St Mary's, Cambridge
Benedict Todd at Great St Mary's, the University Church, Cambridge