Music and the Choir

James O'Donnell
James O’Donnell is Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey. He is internationally recognised as a conductor and organ recitalist. He studied the organ with Peter Hurford, Nicolas Kynaston and David Sanger. As an organist he has appeared in concert all over the world, including the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe, together with UK concerts in the Royal Festival Hall, the BBC Proms, and many others. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Music and Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. In 1999 he received the papal honour of Knight Commander of St Gregory. He has just completed a two-year term as President of the Royal College of Organists.
Daniel Cook
Daniel Cook is Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey, having previously held posts as Organist and Master of the Choristers at St David’s Cathedral, Assistant Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral and both Assistant Organist and Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey. He maintains a busy schedule of recitals, concerts and recordings.
Martin Ford
Martin Ford is Assistant Organist of Westminster Abbey. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Magdalen College, Oxford (where he was Organ Scholar), and the Royal College of Music. In 2009 he was appointed Assistant Organist of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and in January 2012 he took up his present appointment at Westminster Abbey.
Peter Holder
Peter Holder is the Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey for the academic year 2013-14