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Music Department

Master of Music: Simon Johnson

Westminster Cathedral is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Johnson as Master of Music from 1st September 2021.

Simon has been the Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral since 2008, during which time he has played for all the national events that have taken place there, including the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen and the funeral of Baroness Thatcher. Previously he was Assistant Master of Music at St Albans Cathedral, establishing the reputation of the Girls' Choir, and his first job was as Director of Music at All Saints' Church in Northampton.

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Assistant Master of Music: Peter Stevens.

Peter Stevens was born in Bury, Lancashire, in 1987. He spent his sixth form years at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, where in his final year he also held the Junior Organ Scholarship at Manchester Cathedral. On leaving school, he spent a year as Organ Scholar at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he played for services at which members of the Royal Family were present, including the service to mark HM The Queen’s 80th birthday. full details >>

Organ Scholar: Marko Sever.

Marko Sever is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied the organ on scholarship under David Titterington and Gerard Brooks, winning prizes in organ playing, and academia. Having previously held positions at St Albans Cathedral (recording for the Naxos label), the London Oratory, and All Saints Margaret Street, he recently joined the Music Department at Westminster Cathedral, where he enjoys experiencing the day-to-day life of a busy Cathedral environment. full details >>