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
Choirâ€™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 Bachâ€™s Rentachoir for several years. Throughout
the autumn of 2011 Nigel became the choirâ€™s acting Musical
Director, conducting them in concerts at St Mary Redcliffe and St
A fellow of the Royal College of Organists, Nigel is currently a deputy organist at Bristol Cathedral, plays for Millfield Schoolâ€™s regular school services in Wells Cathedral and has given recitals in Bristol Cathedral, St. Mary Redcliffe and in Bristol Universityâ€™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 Choirâ€™s CD Ancient & Modern.
He has been involved with several broadcasts on national radio and television including HTVâ€™s Morning Worship, Carols from Wells Cathedral, and BBC Radio 4â€™s Daily Service, and Sunday Half-Hour on Radio 2.