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Hudson, Samuel (1984- )

Additional comments: SAMUEL HUDSON took up the post of Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral in September 2019, where he also conducts the Worcester Festival Choral Society, and is the Artistic Director of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival.

Samuel’s move to Worcester follows eight years as Organist & Director of Music at Blackburn Cathedral, during which time Samuel directed several radio and television broadcasts, led several tours with the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Girls’ Choir, recorded a CD of music for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, and conducted the music at the Office of the Royal Maundy, held at the Cathedral in the presence of HM The Queen in April 2014. 

Before going to Blackburn, Samuel simultaneously held posts as Director of Chapel Music at Girton College in Cambridge, College Organist at Haileybury School in Hertfordshire, Assistant Organist at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in London, and Assistant Director of Music at All Saints’ Church in Hertford.

In recognition of his work as the Musical Director of Swavesey Community Choir – a choral society just outside Cambridge – he was presented with a South Cambridgeshire Arts Award in 2011.

Samuel trained as an organ scholar and music undergraduate at Girton College, Cambridge, and went on to spend over two years as Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral in Somerset, also taking on roles of accompanist and piano teacher at Wells Cathedral School, and Musical Director of a chamber choir. Samuel has also worked as an Assistant Artist Manager at Hazard Chase Ltd in Cambridge, with specific responsibility for groups such as The Tallis Scholars and I Fagiolini, and violinist Matthew Trusler.

Over the course of his career so far, Samuel has accompanied and conducted choirs in cathedrals across the country, as well as on several CD recordings, and tours to Hong Kong and Japan, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, and France. As an organ recitalist, Samuel has played at Wells, St Paul’s, Blackburn, and Bristol Cathedrals, Bath Abbey, Christchurch Priory, St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, and St John’s College in Cambridge. Samuel became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in January 2008.

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