The Music Department

James O'Donnell

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.

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Peter Holder

Peter Holder

Peter Holder is Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey. Prior to taking up this appointment in Autumn 2017, he was Sub-Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral from 2014-17, and has held posts at St Alban’s Cathedral, Southwell Minster and The Royal Hospital Chelsea. He is also an Organ Tutor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

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Matthew Jorysz

Matthew Jorysz

Matthew Jorysz is Assistant Organist of Westminster Abbey. Before this he held the Abbey’s Organ Scholarship for a term, and the Organ Scholarship at Clare College, Cambridge, whilst studying for a degree in music.

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Benjamin Cunningham

Benjamin Cunningham

Benjamin Cunningham is Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey. Prior to this, he held the Organ Scholarship at Worcester College, Oxford whilst reading for a degree in Music.

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