Appointment of Director of Music

We are excited to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Passmore to the post of Director of Music at St Mary’s, from September 2019.

Dr Passmore joins St Mary’s from Queen Anne’s, Caversham, where he is currently Assistant Director of Music, and he was formerly Head of Keyboard studies at Queen Margaret’s, York. A distinguished performer on harpsichord and organ, having performed with the Northern Sinfonia and the Gabrieli Consort, and a very experienced choral director, Dr Passmore was very impressive at his interview.

He moves to Dorset with his wife Nia, a singer, and the family will, by September, have grown to include their first child, due very soon!  Dr Passmore brings with him a great deal of energy and expertise and is very much looking forward to moving our musical life into the next phase of development.