There are two organ scholars who assist 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 – Isabel Wideman
Isabel started learning piano at the age of seven and subsequently took up both cello and organ. She was given the opportunity to learn the organ at her school chapel at Silcoates School, Wakefield, and she developed her playing by attending a series of residential masterclasses with Dr Jennifer Bate and Stephen Farr. She was an organist at Wrenthorpe Methodist Church and was then appointed as the Organ Scholar at Wakefield Cathedral in September 2016.
This year working with Tom Moore and the cathedral choir introduced her to the world of church music and she is delighted to stay involved with this through her appointment as the Junior Organ Scholar at St Mary’s. Isabel has just started Lower Sixth at Radnor House School in Twickenham studying Maths, Further Maths, History and English Literature.