Announcement: New Job
I am delighted to announce that, from early January 2024, I will be taking up the post of Director of Music at the church of All Saints’, Stamford.
All Saints’, which is at the heart of the town of Stamford on the Lincolnshire-Cambridgeshire-Rutland border, has an established choral tradition. There is currently an adult SATB parish choir, and we will soon be re-forming the children’s Junior Choir as the church seeks to expand and develop its musical ministry. I am thrilled to have been appointed to lead the expansion and growth of All Saints’ music programme, working towards realising the church’s communal vision of becoming a flagship resource church in the Lincoln diocese, where music plays a central role at the heart of the worshipping community and local area. I am incredibly excited to see what we can all develop and build together.
This move will involve bidding farewell to Great St Mary’s, where I have worked for the last seven years: six as Organist and Assistant Director of Music and one as Interim Director of Music. I have learnt a lot during this time and enjoyed so many of the experiences which working there has afforded me; the annual choir tours (to Prague, Salisbury & Wells, Dublin, Canterbury & Kent and Shrewsbury & Chester during my time) have been amongst those highlights, as have the many services, both great and small, ‘at home’ in central Cambridge. I will miss so many of my colleagues and wonderful friends I have made during this time, but look forward to returning to visit in the future. Before this, I am also looking forward to my final season of Advent and Christmas services at ‘GSM’ (as the locals call it) before my last service there on Sunday 7 January 2024.