Sep 2014 – May 2015 : Ben Giddens

Ben Giddens

At the time that Ben Giddens became Organist at the Priory Church, he was Assistant Director of Music at Queen Anne's School, Caversham, a post he held since September 2012. From 2009 to 2012, Ben held the post of Sub-Organist at Magdalen College, Oxford where he featured on recordings and toured to Belgium and the Netherlands. Prior to this Ben held the position of Acting Assistant Organist at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he performed live on BBC Radio 3 and performed at many Royal occasions.

In 2008 Ben graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first class honours degree in Music. Whilst studying for his degree, he held the organ scholarship at Norwich Cathedral. Here his notable performances included recording for ITV with the Cathedral Girls' Choir, and accompanying the Cathedral Girls' Choir on tour to Malta in 2005 and the Cathedral Choir to the USA in 2006. More recently, Ben has had the chance to tour Belgium (2013) and Sweden (2014) with the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.