Music Team

Music has always been integral to St Michael’s and the very fabric of the church building is a testament to the tradition of designing buildings with an acoustic for music in mind.

The Music Team at St Michael’s comprises a vibrant and committed team of high calibre musicians and composers. Some members of the music team are featured below.

During the Pandemic, we have been fortunate to have the support and brilliant musicianship of Tasha Maria Goldsworth, acting Director of Music, and Matt Clarke, who has been Organist of St Michael’s for several years. Other accomplished and highly experienced musicians who assist with conducting and playing the Organ include Fr Nigel, Tina Guthrie and former Director of Music at Bath Abbey, Peter King.

St Michael’s has also enjoyed a long and productive collaboration with Exeter University Chapel Choir in the development of both Choral and Organ Scholarships.

In December 2019, Dr. Neil Page retired as Director of Music and he remains greatly missed by members of the choir and congregation. Under his direction, the music of St Michael’s achieved a quality and reach which was outstanding. The success of the organ project was thanks to his inspirational leadership, encouragement and support.  He is particularly remembered for his generosity, light hearted approach and dedication over the past decade.

Please contact Fr Nigel, Vicar of the Parish, for further information about music at St Michael’s.

Neil Page, Music Director Emeritus

Neil Page, Music Director Emeritus


Neil has lived and worked in Devon for over 30 years. He started his organ career as the Interim Director of Music at Christ Church, Woking, aged 12. He studied at the Royal College of Music and privately with Harry Gabb, sub-organist at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. For many years Neil combined his musical activities with a career in corporate finance. He was organist and director of the thriving choir at Holy Cross Parish Church, Crediton, from 1990 to 2007. In 2001 he oversaw the rebuilding of the 1921 Harrison & Harrison Organ by Michael Farley. At the time Neil retired from Holy Cross, he also retired from corporate finance. Neil became Director of Music at St Michael's Mount Dinham in 2008 and later combined this position with work as Director of Music at St Boniface Church, Sarasota in Florida, USA. In both settings he has established a strong Anglican choir and Concert series. In September 2018 Neil retired from his post in Florida and was warmly welcomed back as full time Director of Music at St Michael's until Dec 2019. Neil also conducts the choir In Ecclesia, which draws its membership from across the UK to sing Choral Evensong at West Country Cathedrals and Abbeys throughout the year. Image: Neil Page conducting at Tyntesfield Chapel © William Finnigan, 2019.

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Matthew Clark, Organist

Matthew Clark, Organist

Tasha Maria Goldsworth
Tina Guthrie

Tina Guthrie

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