Music at St Michael’s is led by a small team of dedicated and experienced musicians and composers.
Over several years music at St Michael’s benefited greatly from the skills of Steven Martin and then Neil Page, with a number of talented young Assistant Conductors, including James Bradley, Dominic Coad, Darren Oliver and Erika Borley – we thank them all for their dedication to the place of sacred music in the liturgy.
Click on the pictures below to find out more about the current team.
Owing to work commitments, Alex West retired as Director of Music at the end of July 2015, after the Choir Tour to Wolfenbüttel in Germany; we thank him for a very fruitful year at the helm. The DCC approved the appointment of Erika Borley (now Wagstaff) as Director of Music from July 2015. We were delighted that Erika could return to St Michael’s to lead the Choir alongside her work as a High School Maths teacher. Sadly, owing to the current financial difficulties at St Michael’s, Erika has stood down – and we miss her.
Amy Down has skilfully organised, rehearsed and conducted the choir from Nov 2017 to Easter 2018. In May 2018, Dr Nigel Browne returns as Organist and Neil Page returns from Florida to Exeter to oversee Music at St Michael’s.
If funds later permit, we would hope to audition and appoint Choral Scholars in the future.