Our previous Musical Director, Laurence Blyth, joined us in September 2013. Laurence attended Norwich School and was a choral scholar in Truro Cathedral Choir. He read music at the University of Exeter, directed the University Singers, and graduated in 2007. He was a Lay Vicar in Exeter Cathedral Choir until 2012.
Laurence holds a masters degree in choral conducting from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff studying with Simon Halsey, Adrian Partington and Neil Ferris. He also conducted in masterclasses with Edward Caswell, Peter Broadbent, Sarah Tenant-Flowers, John Butt, Robert Dean and the composer Eric Whitacre.
He currently directs choral societies in Exeter, Exmouth and Wellington and has worked as a guest director with The Ad Hoc Chamber Choir, The International A Cappella School, Reading Bach Choir, Exeter University Staff Choir and the professional choirs at Exeter Cathedral and Buckfast Abbey.
A new Musical Director, John Young, took over the baton in September 2017. More information will follow soon.
Simon Forrester - our Organist
Simon studied the organ at the Royal School of Church Music with Michael Fleming. He studied music at the University of Exeter where he sang in the Cathedral Choir and later joined the Choir of Truro Cathedral. He has been musical director of a number of choirs in the South West of England. He plays the organ at St. Michael’s Church, Milverton and is regularly the much appreciated accompanist for In Ecclesia at diverse venues.