Philip Scriven ARCO, FRCO, LRAM, MA, BA(Cantab), MM(Juilliard) will be the lead tutor for the 2013 winter workshop.Philip is one of the leading organists in the UK today and enjoys a worldwide reputation as a recitalist.
After spending much of his life working in the English Cathedral tradition, most recently as Organist and Master of Choristers at Lichfield Cathedral, Philip is currently the Organist in Residence at Cranleigh School as well as being accompanist and deputy conductor of the London Bach Choir.
Richard Godfrey MD, FRCP, ARCO(TCR). Retired physician. Teacher for the Salisbury Diocesan PipeUp! scheme for training young organists. Organ Consultant to the Salisbury Diocesan Advisory Committee and Music Consultant to the Lyme Regis Organ School.
Andrew Millington has had a long career in Cathedral music, holding posts at Gloucester, Guildford and Exeter Cathedrals. He has made many recordings and broadcasts as a solo organist and has played in many prestigious venues at home and abroad. He now pursues a freelance career as organist, conductor, composer and examiner.
Peter Lea-Cox studied organ at the R.A.M. before becoming Assistant Music Master at Oundle School, Northants. In 1973 he returned to the R.A.M. combining administrative work with teaching Choral Conducting, Sight Singing and Keyboard Skills. Simultaneously, he was Director of Music at St. Jude-on-the Hill, NW11 and started a monthly Bach Cantata Series of concerts in the City of London.
In 1987, he was appointed Cantor of the Lutheran Church of St. Anne & St. Agnes where in conjunction with his Choir and Orchestra, the Lecosaldi Ensemble, he inaugerated the highly successful Bach Vespers Services, placing the designated Cantata in the proper context of Worship.
For many years he was an ABRSM examiner and he also toured Denmark and the U.S.A. giving organ concerts.
Organ Scholar of Westminster College, Oxford, between 1990 and 1993, Peter Parshall studied the organ with David Saint at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Alongside a career as a schoolteacher, in 1994, Peter was appointed Director of Music at St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford, where, in 1997, he was instrumental in the establishment of a professional eight-voice choir, together with the commissioning of a new organ for the church. He held professional posts at Westminster College, Oxford (Director of Chapel Music) and at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford (Organist to the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church) and was an accompanist to the Royal School of Church Music’s Southern Cathedral Singers. He has taught on Royal School of Church Music residential courses based at the cathedrals of Oxford, Durham, Canterbury and York and also at Oakham school.
After some fourteen years in Oxford, Peter moved to Dublin in 2003 where he became co-ordinator of the Irish branch of the RSCM with responsibility for the development of the RSCM on the island of Ireland, together with the implementation of its programmes of education and training. In addition to his post with the RSCM, he held posts at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and was Organist and Director of Music at the church of St Bartholomew, Clyde Road – now the only parish church in Ireland which maintains a choir of boys and men in addition to a thriving girls’ choir. He was an external examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music and remains an examiner for RSCM choral awards.
On moving to East Devon in 2011, Peter has built up a private teaching practice, is a tutor for the Lyme Regis Organ School and the PipeUp scheme run by the Diocese of Salisbury, Director of Music at Axminster Parish Church, Director of Axminster and District Choral Society, a member of the RSCM’s Education team and Director of RSCM Voices West, Director to Axminster and Yeovil Chamber Choirs and Accompanist to Bridport Choral Society. He is the co-editor of the choral anthology, Weddings for Choirs, published by Oxford University Press, and a contributor to the New Dictionary of National Biography, also for Oxford University Press. As a composer, Peter has been commissioned by choirs in the UK, Ireland and the USA and his music has been performed on the BBC and RTÉ networks.