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output includes choral and organ music, some of which is published by Stainer & Bell and the RSCM. Distinguished organists including Kevin Bowyer and Francis Jackson have performed his works for solo organ, while his carols have been performed by the choirs of Coventry, Ely, Norwich and Portsmouth Cathedrals, as well as by the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral both in London and Ontario, Canada. In 1992, he set up Encore Publications as his own music publishing business and now works as its Head of Publishing. Since 2013, he been a judge of the John Sanders Memorial Competition for Young Composers and in 2015 became an examiner for the London College of Music. Megan Baddeley (K, 2000-2005) is due to graduate from the English Master Programme (Performing Music: Voice) at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent this summer. Her recent performances at the Conservatory include Parasha in Stravinsky’s Mavra and Mahler’s Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen with chamber orchestra. She also sang in the chorus for a production of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges at Bozar (Brussels) in December and was part of an ensemble performing Domenico Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater for 10 Voices as part of ‘Octobre Musical de Carthage’ in Tunisia last October. Jess Lee (K, 2012-2017) played the BBC introducing stage at Witney Music Festival last summer. She has released four tracks which so far have over 10,000 streams and have been played on BBC introducing radio several times. Working with some exciting producers she is hoping to release a few singles this year with the target of over 100,000 streams. Edward Price (C, 1989-1994) writes: ‘I’m now in my 18th year as a member of the BBC Singers. As well as a busy London-based concert and recording schedule, I have recently been to Dubai and Norway as well as Myanmar where I led an outreach project with a choir of orphaned children – an unforgettable experience. I am occasionally let out of the Singers to sing solo and have enjoyed singing all over the UK, including a fantastic performance of Haydn’s Creation at Teddies with the


First Reserves

OSE in Music OSE band ‘First Reserves’, released their first EP in July 2018. Felix Ross (F, 2013-2018), Will Prew (C, 2013-2018), Sassy Hammersley (J, 2013-2018) and Harry Power (currently in the Upper Sixth) are increasingly prominent in Oxford venues such as the Bullingdon, and O2. https://m.facebook.com/First- Reserves-1243689655766707/ Another band ‘Low Island’ includes Jamie Jay (H, 2005-2010), Carlos Posada (H, 2005-2010) and Felix Higginbottom (G, 2004-2009). They are enjoying considerable success at festivals and gigs nationwide, have just completed a first tour,

have released numerous tracks and received some coverage on BBC Radio. https:// www.facebook.com/lowislandmusic/ Ben Walker (F, 1993-1998) forms part of the electro-pop band ‘Candy Says’. The band performed at Teddies as a Saturday headliner this year and has just released a new EP, You Are Beautiful; We Are All Beautiful . They had great success with the Kate Bush track Running Up That Hill . In addition, they are heading a campaign to bring back cassette tapes (Beanie Tapes) and are touring nationally. Vincent Moisy (A, 2011-2016), released an EP, Cobbler’s Boy, in July 2018. Moving seamlessly between the guitar and the piano, Vincent produced this debut album entirely on his own. https://www.amazon. co.uk/Cobblers-Boy-Vincent-Moisy/dp/ B07FPVF6X7 George Parris (A, 2006-2011) founded the professional vocal ensemble ‘The Carice Singers’. The group gave a twelfth-night performance in Warwick on 5th January 2019 and will feature at several major classical music festivals in the UK. https:// www.facebook.com/TheCariceSingers Timothy Rogers (A, 1975-1980) won a music scholarship to St Edward’s and then went on to read music at Cardiff University before following a career in publishing. In 1987, he became one of the youngest composers to be included in the best-selling Carols for Choirs series, selected and edited by Sir David Willcocks and John Rutter, published by Oxford University Press. His

St Edward’s Singers last October.’ Sammy Virji (F, 2010-2015) is

established as a DJ and is known nationally on the university and club circuit. He also appears at major festivals. https://www. facebook.com/SammyVirjiUK/

Low Island

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