Cathedral team: music
Simon Pearce was appointed Director of Music at St Davids Cathedral in January 2022, having previously held the post of Assistant Director of Music in 1998. Simon plays the organ for the majority of the choral services at the Cathedral.
Ben joined the music team in August 2022, having sung as a Deputy Vicar Choral since December 2021. Before that, he was a choral and conducting scholar at Royal Holloway, University of London, graduating as a Master of Music in October 2021.
Laurence John is the assistant director of music at St Davids Cathedral. He has previously held organ scholarships at Hereford and Exeter Cathedrals, and The Queen’s College, Oxford.
At St Davids, Laurence is the principal accompanist to the cathedral choir for both its weekly round of services and other engagements. He directs the cathedral’s voluntary choir, the Cathedral Singers, takes a share in the training of the choristers, and is involved in the cathedral’s musical outreach programme.