Benjamin Cunningham is the Abbey’s Organ Scholar for the academic year 2017–2018. In this role he shares in the organ playing duties for Abbey services, assists in directing the choir and training the choristers and is the assistant choir librarian.
He was previously Organ Scholar at Worcester College, Oxford, where he read for a degree in Music and accompanied and directed the college choirs and, in conjunction with the Director of Music, was responsible for training the boy choristers. He also accompanied the choirs on their regular tours and CD recordings. Before going up to Oxford, Benjamin was Organ Scholar at Chichester Cathedral.
Benjamin is a founder member and director of Sansara, and with them won the 2015 London International A Cappella Choir Competition, held at St John’s Smith Square.