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Music staff

Director of Music

This post is currently vacant.

Acting Director of Music

Mark Swinton was educated at the King's School Chester and studied for the Music degrees at the University of York.  A Fellow of the Royal College of Organists since 2006, he has given numerous recitals at venues throughout the UK.  He has also performed in France, Spain and Holland both as a soloist and an accompanist.

In 2003 he was appointed Organist at Clifton College, Bristol, where he played for daily Chapel services, accompanied the Chapel choirs in their regular round of services, concerts and tours and masterminded a recital series featuring the College's splendid 1911 Harrison organ.  His own recitals there included complete performances of Messiaen's La Nativite du Seigneur and L'Ascension, as well as the first performance of a work written for him by Bryan Boulter.

In 2005 he became Assistant Organist at Bath Abbey where he accompanied and helped to direct the acclaimed Choirs of Boys, Girls and Men under the direction of Dr Peter King.  He was Organist at Kendal Parish Church from September 2008.  He has also directed Kendal South Choir in their programme of concerts.

Mark was appointed Assistant Director of Music at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick in October 2011.