Stephen Bullamore – Musical Director

Stephen Bullamore – Musical Director


Stephen was appointed Musical Director of the North Herts Guild of Singers in September 2009. He started his musical life as a chorister at York Minster and afterwards studied as an undergraduate at Keble College, Oxford, as Organ Scholar, where with the chapel choir he recorded a number of CDs, including part of Priory Records’ Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis series, and broadcast live on BBC radio. In conjunction with his post at Keble, Stephen was Organist and Director of Music at St Mark’s, Swindon. Stephen spent a year at Guildford Cathedral as Organ Scholar before moving to Lincoln Cathedral in 2001 as an Assistant Organist.

Following a decade away from academia, postgraduate study at Goldsmiths College, London, resulted in the degree of MMus in Historical Musicology, gained with Distinction. In July 2015 he gained his PhD from Bangor University, where he researched the Sacred Music of John Weldon.

Stephen has served as director of music at Waltham Abbey, St Mary-le-Tower in Ipswich, and currently at St Mary Magdalene in Newark. He was Musical Director of Barnet Choral Society from 2012 to 2014 and in September 2017 became Musical Director of the Leicester Philharmonic Choir. He is also general director of Music 18.

An accomplished choir director and organist, he holds diplomas in both disciplines from the Royal College of Organists. In recent years he has been particularly involved with 21st century music, giving premières of Voices of Benslow by Morgan Hayes with NHGS and Ode to St Cecilia, a major work by Philip Moore.

As an organist he has given solo recitals at Westminster Abbey, Bristol and Ripon cathedrals, Bromley and Kingston parish churches. Stephen is also a busy and much-travelled examiner for the ABRSM.






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