From Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Organist and Director of Music
Michael Stewart is at the forefront of the younger generation of choral conductors in New Zealand, as well as being one of the country’s leading concert organists. In June 2011 he was appointed Organist and Director of Music at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, after previously serving for five years as Director of Music of The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
Assistant Director of Music
Richard Apperley is at the forefront of New Zealand's younger generation of liturgical organists, recitalists and choral conductors. He is currently the Assistant Director of Music at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, where he is responsible for accompanying services and assisting with the direction of the cathedral’s choirs.
Sub Organist (Honorary)
Thomas first began playing piano at the age of ten. Having been interested in learning the organ for a number of years, he began lessons when he was 13 years old. He was appointed Junior Organ Scholar of Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul in the same year. By the age of 15, he had earned Grade Eight from ABRSM in both instruments.
Junior Organ Scholars
Albert Nisbet is a year 10 student at Scots College. He started learning the piano at the age of seven, and quickly developed a love for the instrument. Albert sang in the Cathedral Choristers for four years, and was always intrigued by the organ. Because of this he started organ lessons with Richard Apperley (Assistant Organist).
Chelsea started learning the piano at the age of four in Adelaide, Australia and has been taking lessons from Gillian Bibby since 2001. She became very interested in learning the organ and started taking lessons from her father in 2009. At the beginning of 2010 she began lessons with Richard Apperley (Assistant Organist).
Director of Music Emeritus
Professor Peter Godfrey