Nigel Nash

NIGEL NASH came to Bristol to read Music at the University during which time he conducted opera performances and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He now teaches organ and piano at Millfield School in Street and at Badminton School. Since his appointment as Bristol Bach Choir’s accompanist in 1998, Nigel has played for the choir in numerous concerts in Bristol, Oxford and Gloucester and on tour in Paris, Oporto, Prague, Dresden and Iceland as well as leading and conducting Bristol Bach’s Rentachoir for several years. Throughout the autumn of 2011 Nigel became the choir’s acting Musical Director, conducting them in concerts at St Mary Redcliffe and St George’s, Bristol.

A fellow of the Royal College of Organists, Nigel is currently a deputy organist at Bristol Cathedral, plays for Millfield School’s regular school services in Wells Cathedral and has given recitals in Bristol Cathedral, St. Mary Redcliffe and in Bristol University’s Great Hall where he played for the degree ceremony during which the distinguished organist and renowned Messiaen scholar, Jennifer Bate, received an honorary doctorate. Elsewhere, he has performed organ concertos by Handel and Poulenc with the Bristol Philharmonic Orchestra and Bristol Ensemble.

Nigel is in great demand as an accompanist for choirs across the West Country including Bristol Cathedral Choir and Bristol Choral Society. He was Director of Music at Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church for 12 years from 1986, and has recorded a number of CDs with Miscellany and Bristol Bach Choir, including the world premiere CD recording of organ music by Lennox Berkeley as part of the Bach Choir’s CD Ancient & Modern.

He has been involved with several broadcasts on national radio and television including HTV’s Morning Worship, Carols from Wells Cathedral, and BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service, and Sunday Half-Hour on Radio 2.