Our musicians

Director of Music

Ed Sutton received his first organ training under Kenneth Ryder as Diocesan Organ Scholar at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich. He was simultaneously major music scholar at the King’s School, Ely. He read music at the University of Edinburgh and continued his studies at the University of Exeter, where he was Ouseley Senior Organ Scholar, researching the choral music of Giovanni Paolo Cima.

Since then Ed has held various organist and choir director positions. He currently directs the Harsnett Choir and the Gibbons Ensemble, the choirs of St James Abinger Common and Christ Church Coldharbour, and the Surrey Serenaders.

Ed left the music world many years ago and took a better paid career in financial services. He currently works in underwriting and product development. He is married and lives in Surrey. He enjoys quizzes and gin, often in combination.

Organists

We have been privileged to work with some great accompanists over the years. We are especially grateful for the hard work, talent and friendship of the following.

Nicholas Morris

Nicholas spent his early musical years as a chorister at Westminster Abbey under the direction of James O’Donnell. He was subsequently a Music and Academic Scholar at Uppingham School. Between 2011 and 2014, Nicholas held the Organ Scholarship at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he also read for a degree in music.

After graduation, he moved to the West Midlands and took up the post of Assistant Organist at Birmingham Cathedral.

Following a period as Assistant Organist at Clare College, Cambridge, he is now the Assistant Director of Music at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.

Nicholas has played for Harsnett since 2009.

Graham Thorpe

Graham Thorpe

We are delighted to announce that Graham has been appointed Sub-organist of Bradford Cathedral, starting in August 2019.

He is currently the Pettman Organ Scholar at the Brompton Oratory and holds a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal College of Music, where he is specialising in English romantic repertoire. He won several performance and academic prizes at the Royal Academy of Music, where he completed his undergraduate studies in 2017.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and recently won the Worshipful Company of Musicians F. E. Smith medal. He is also a recipient of the RCO Peter Wiles Scholarship.

Graham has played for Harsnett since 2013.