New Organ Scholar of Worcester Cathedral

7th November 2019

Dedicated musician Luke has been appointed Organ Scholar of Worcester Cathedral for 2020-21. He will play for some Cathedral services and help train the choristers. Luke, who is currently studying Music, History and English, plans to apply for an Organ Scholarship at Oxford University after spending time at Worcester. He is increasingly in demand as an organist, following his impressive performances at last summer’s ‘Oundle for Organists’ course. He has been awarded three organ recitals at prestigious venues across England. The public will have the chance to see him perform at three concerts during 2020, at Clare College, Cambridge, St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich, and Bristol Cathedral. Opportunities to perform solo at important churches, colleges and cathedrals are hard to win, and Luke, who is only 17, beat pupils several years older than himself to achieve these offers. Luke also plays the harpsichord and is a member of Chapel Choir.

Luke said of his success, “I’m very excited to begin working at Worcester Cathedral next year, where all the skills I’ve accumulated here at Winchester will surely prove invaluable. The music department and chapel are hugely supportive of the organ playing of myself and the other students – especially in regards to achieving individual goals and targets. I will miss it greatly next year, though I’m sure the younger organists in the college will continue to enjoy the successes in Organ Scholarships the college has always had.”

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