Organ Scholar

The organ scholar assists the Director of Music in the running of the choir by accompanying, conducting and taking rehearsals over the course of the year. For more information on the position of Organ Scholar, please head over to our page here.

Organ Scholar – Barnaby Silverstone

515webiiBarnaby is an aspiring organist from West London. Secular music has always played an important part in his life, he has been singing and playing with church and school choirs from a very young age.

Primarily a singer, recorder player and pianist, Barnaby has been learning the organ since 2019 at St Mary’s Osterley where he regularly played, and has made swift progress at St. Mary Magdalene Richmond under Karl Dorman, and has since been able to play the organs of Winchester Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and Christchurch Priory.

Aside from the organ, Barnaby has also sung at many Cathedrals across the UK with the University of London Church Choir and The Whyte Effect choir, as well as playing regularly with the National Youth Recorder Orchestra, where he has been tutored by Annabel Knight. More recently he has played the recorder in award winning composer Ashley Thompson’s theatre production ‘Greenwood Dreams’ with the Claybody Theatre. Barnaby also learnt and played the piano at his secondary school Twyford C of E High School, where he did occasional accompaniment.

Barnaby is currently in his first year of a music degree at Royal Holloway University where he plays first study organ.