|Assistant Director of Music: Gavin Roberts MA (Cantab), MMus, FRCO|
Gavin Roberts began his musical education as a Chorister at Magdalen College, Oxford. He read music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where, as Organ Scholar, he appeared as a soloist and accompanist on live radio broadcasts, foreign tours and several recordings (including a DVD of music by Poulenc, in collaboration with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge). He studied organ with Nicolas Kynaston and David Sanger and subsequently became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. He went onto to achieve a ‘distinction’ in a Masters degree from King’s College London, where he undertook research of sixteenth century English music.
|During this time he was Assisting Organist to King’s College’s Choir in their busy schedule of services, concerts, and broadcasts. As a soloist, he has appeared at many prestigious venues around the UK as well as internationally in the Cathedrals of Luxembourg and Barcelona. He is now Assistant Director of Music at St Marylebone Parish Church, where he accompanies and assists in the direction of the 10 voice professional choir. He is accompanist and assistant director for the Chandos Chamber Choir and the Barnet Choral Society, and is Organist and Choirmaster at St Marylebone School. He is also in demand as a freelance organist, continuo-player, piano accompanist and teacher. Performances have included a collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music in the Royal Festival Hall, performing popular orchestral works, a series of concerts with Exaudi choir, performing organ and choral works by Judith Weir (in the presence of the composer), and regular appearances in the Hampstead and Highgate Festival.|