Director of Music
Ed Sutton MA BMus (Hons)
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.
Graham Thorpe BMus (Hons) FRCO
Graham has been playing for Harsnett since 2013.
Graham 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.