Who Am I?
As All Souls, Langham Place’s Senior Music Minister, Michael is also Principal Conductor of the All Souls Orchestra, a renowned Christian orchestra based at All Souls, Langham Place in central London. Michael, in partnership with Conductor Emeritus Noël Tredinnick, takes the orchestra on tours around the UK and further afield. Michael studied conducting with Gregory Rose at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, as well as receiving private tuition from Noël Tredinnick, conductor of the All Souls Orchestra, and Paul Stobart, pianist and conductor at the Royal Opera House.
Orchestrator and Arranger
Michael is a prolific orchestrator and arranger, having written for BBC’s Songs of Praise, the All Souls Orchestra, Paul Baloche, Michelle Todd, Graham Kendrick, Martin Smith, Jonathan Veira, the Adoramus Choir and Orchestra and the St Paul’s Cathedral Massed Choir. His arrangements have been broadcast on television and radio, and several have been released on CDs and DVDs. He also enjoys writing for film and media, with one of the most recent projects he worked on being shown at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Michael is a composer, arranger, and orchestrator writing in an eclectic range of styles. Michael’s contemporary-classical music is strongly influenced by jazz harmony and strong motivic development. He has had works performed by Liam Byrne (Fretwork), Spirituoso, soprano Juliet Fraser, Lontano, Juice, the Burney Players, and the Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir. His compositions have been performed in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and across the UK.
Michael studied composition with Errollyn Wallen, Deirdre Gribbin, Stephen Montague, Robert Keeley, Joseph Phibbs, and Paul Bartholomew. He studied at King’s College London (with piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music), gaining a first-class degree in music, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.
Michael is organist at All Souls, Langham Place in central London and is a Colleague of the Royal College of Organists. He is also recipient of the Sowerbutts and Durant Prize.