Timothy Ravalde (born 1988) is an English organist and the current Assistant Organist of Chichester Cathedral.
Ravalde was educated at the Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton. He was Organ Scholar of Carlisle Cathedraland became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists whilst he was in the sixth form. In 2006 he took up the Organ Scholarship at Salisbury Cathedral.
He graduated from Cambridge University in 2010. As Organ Scholar of St John's College he oversaw three CD recordings as well as the daily chapel services and frequent tours.
Ravalde was appointed Assistant Organist of Chichester Cathedral, succeeding Mark Wardell. He currently teaches piano and organ at The Prebendal School.
Chichester Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Chichester. It is located in Chichester, in West Sussex, United Kingdom. It was founded as a cathedral in 1075, when the seat of the bishop was moved from Selsey.
The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Truro is a Church of England cathedral in the city of Truro, Cornwall. It was built between 1880 and 1910 to a Gothic Revival design by John Loughborough Pearson on the site of the parish church of St Mary. It is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires.
John Anthony Birch was a British organist and choral director.
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge is an English choir. It is considered one of today's most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great English choral tradition. It was created by King Henry VI, who founded King's College, Cambridge, in 1441, to provide daily singing in his Chapel, which remains the main task of the choir to this day.
The Choir of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle exists to sing services in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Alan John Thurlow is an English organist. He is best known as having been Organist and Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral between 1980 and 2008.
Frederick Joseph William Crowe, F.R.A.S., F.R.Hist.S. (1862–1931) was an English organist.
The Southern Cathedrals Festival is a 5-day music festival held on rotation among the cathedrals of Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury in England, in the penultimate week of July. The festival was restored in 1960 after initial attempts to create the annual occasion - such efforts led to 28 years without it. The directors of music act as festival director when it is their cathedral's turn to host the event - currently, they are Charles Harrison, Andrew Lumsden and David Halls.
The musical foundation of Chichester Cathedral consists of the organist and master of the choristers, the assistant organist and the organ scholar; together with six singing men, eighteen choristers, six probationers – and including a head chorister and a senior chorister who both wear a notable medallion on a red ribbon according to their office held. The choristers and probationers are all boarders at the Prebendal School, the cathedral's choir school. The lay vicars are professional singers who all have everyday jobs.
Sarah Baldock is an English organist and choral conductor, formerly the Organist and Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral. She is notable as one of the earliest women to be appointed to the senior music post at a Church of England cathedral. She was married to counter-tenor David Hurley. Baldock has become known as a popular soloist in the UK and abroad.
Jeremy Suter is an English organist and choral director. He was a chorister under Sir William McKie at Westminster Abbey. He attended Harrow and later spent two years at the Royal College of Music before going to Oxford as Organ Scholar of Magdalen College under Bernard Rose. Following a year at the University of Pennsylvania, Jeremy was invited to return to Magdalen College, Oxford, in order to direct the Chapel Choir whilst Bernard Rose took a sabbatical. In 1975 he was appointed Organist of the Civic Church of All Saints', Northampton and Director of Music at All Saints' Middle School. Between 1981 and 1991 he was Assistant Organist at Chichester Cathedral and Director of Music at the Prebendal School. He featured on many broadcasts and recordings made by the Choir of Chichester Cathedral. Since taking up his appointment in 1991 as Master of the Music at Carlisle Cathedral Jeremy has been enhancing the reputation of the Cathedral Choir. Jeremy has been appointed Director of Music of Abbey Singers from January 2001.
Christopher Hugh Dearnley was an English cathedral organist, who served in Salisbury Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral.
The organs of Chichester Cathedral are the major source of instrumental music at the cathedral, being played for daily services and accompanying the choir, as well as being used for concerts and recitals. There has been organ music at Chichester Cathedral almost continuously since the medieval period, with a break in the mid-17th century during the Commonwealth period.
An organist is a musician who plays any type of organ. An organist may play solo organ works, play with an ensemble or orchestra, or accompany one or more singers or instrumental soloists. In addition, an organist may accompany congregational hymn-singing and play liturgical music.
Richard Godfrey Seal is an English organist and conductor, who served from 1968 to 1997 as organist and master of the choristers at Salisbury Cathedral.
James Thomas MA FRCO is an English organist and choirmaster. He has held several liturgical posts at cathedrals, including Blackburn, Chichester and St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
Richard Cock is a South African-born musician and conductor currently based in Johannesburg.
Charles Harrison has been Organist and Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral since September 2014, succeeding Sarah Baldock. He has also held musical posts at Southwell Minster, Carlisle and Lincoln Cathedral.
John Robinson is an English organist and choral conductor. Currently, he is the Director of Music at Blackburn Cathedral. Robinson is active as an Organ Recitalist, having performed in venues across the US and Europe, and recorded for Priory, Herald, Hyperion and Ambisonic. He has led choral festivals for various organisations including the RSCM and Pueri Cantores.