Who’s Who

Matthew Martin
Precentor

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Matthew read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford where he was organ scholar. As a postgraduate, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music and with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris. From 2015-2020 he was Director of Music at Keble College, Oxford and Artistic Director of the Keble Early Music Festival. Although more recently better known as a composer, he worked for some time in cathedral music as Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral and also as Organist of the Brompton Oratory.

He has been commissioned by The Tallis Scholars, the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gabrieli Consort and The Sixteen. He won the Liturgical category in the 2013 British Composer Awards and has written for the Cheltenham Music Festival (Trumpet Sonata) and The Tallis Scholars (Lamentations of Jeremiah). His Rose Magnificat for Paul McCreesh and The Gabrieli Consort won the Choral category in the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards. Earlier in 2019, he was asked to write a festival anthem (In the midst of thy Temple) for the choir of Westminster Abbey, marking the 750th anniversary of its refounding, and a test piece for organ (Triptych) for the 2019 St Albans International Organ Competition. 

Matthew’s music is published by Novello and Faber Music.

Kyoko Canaway
Wilfrid Holland Organ Scholar

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Tammas Slater
Peter Walker Organ Scholar

Tammas Slater

Claire Wheeler
Choir and Chapel Administrator

Claire Wheeler, Choir Administrator

Claire is the Choir and Chapel Administrator at Caius. She read Music at Royal Holloway (University of London) where she sang in the chapel choir, and worked in music publishing before taking up the post at Caius in 2011.