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.