Musical Director - DanielMaw

Daniel began conducting in his early teenage years, and went on to read for a BA(Hons) in English and Classics at the University of Exeter. While at Exeter, he conducted a variety of ensembles, from close harmony groups, to larger chamber choirs and theatre choruses. When not conducting, he enjoys reading for a Graduate Diploma in Law, and plans to commence his LPC MSc in January. 
In addition to conducting, Daniel is freelance tenor, regulating singing with many ensembles in the Southwest, London, Oxford, and beyond. He is a member of the Schola at The Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy,  The Exon Festival, as well as other festivals and vocal ensembles. He is a regular deputy Lay Clerk at Buckfast Abbey, Exeter Cathedral, and enjoys returning to the University of Exeter Chapel Choir to sing and conduct; a place where his passion for choral music-making flourished. 

 Accompanist - Laurence John

Laurence John is the organ scholar of Exeter Cathedral, having recently completed studies in music at the University of Oxford.

Whilst an undergraduate, Laurence was organ scholar at The Queen’s College, Oxford. He accompanied the chapel choir, described by Classic FM as ‘one of the world’s most renowned choirs’, for weekly services as well as concerts, tours, recordings, and two BBC Radio 3 broadcasts. Beyond the college, Laurence played for the choir at Westminster Abbey, HM Chapel Royal St James’s Palace and on a tour to America, where he accompanied services and concerts in many major cathedrals and churches, including Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

He has worked as an organist, pianist, and harpsichordist with a number of the country’s leading orchestras, including the Academy of Ancient Music, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Instruments of Time and Truth. Whilst a student at Hereford Cathedral School, Laurence accompanied the internationally acclaimed Cantabile Girls’ Choir and played for winning performances by the choir in the final of Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year competition and at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen; broadcast on BBC One and S4C respectively.

A prize-winning Associate of the Royal College of Organists, he currently studies with Stephen Farr.

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