New Graduate Organist appointed; news of former Organ Scholars

Daniel Mathieson

Worcester College is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Daniel Mathieson as Graduate Organ Assistant for the forthcoming academic year. An Old Member and former organ scholar of Worcester, Dan is currently Assistant Organist at Radley College.

This news comes after several recent announcements of new posts for four more former Worcester organ scholars. Cameron Luke has taken up the post of Director of Music at Grahamstown Cathedral, South Africa; Alex Mason has been appointed Director of Music at Lancing College; Nicholas Freestone (assistant Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral) is currently acting Director; and Alexander Palotai (currently at Salisbury) has recently been appointed Assistant Organist at Chester Cathedral, and will take up the post in the autumn.

Daniel Mathieson said, ‘I am thrilled to be returning to Worcester to work with the Chapel team alongside a Master’s degree in Music.’¬†¬†Director of Chapel Music, Thomas Allery, added, ‘The diversity of the opportunities available to organ scholars at Worcester means that students can develop a breadth of skills for a musical career.’

Worcester Chapel is always looking to hear from young organists who are interested in the unique opportunities and challenges of the organ scholarship, which involves working with both trebles and mixed adult voices as well as accompanying services and concerts; as well as from singers who are interested in choral scholarships.

A University-wide Open Day for potential Choral and Organ Scholars will be held on 11 May, with Evensong at Worcester at 6.15 pm.

At the beginning of June, Worcester will host its own special Open Day featuring workshops, visits to special places in the College, and Evensong.


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