Who We Are


John Eady


John accompanies the choir during rehearsals and concerts. With Colin and himself in charge, every rehearsal is a pleasure. John studied music at King’s College, London, the Royal Academy of Music and cell at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Stefan Popov. In 2002 he started to learn the organ with Anne Marsden Thomas at St Giles International Organ School and in 2006 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. He is currently a freelance cellist and organist, manages his string quartet named Four Strings Attached. He has also been a visiting instrumental and theory teacher at Eastbourne College, Battle Abbey School and Lancing College. Since 2008 he has been organist at St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge. In 2012 he won a competition at St Paul’s Cathedral with his Pentecost anthem Veni Sancte Spiritus and in 2013 won a further composition competition at Lincoln Cathedral with his eight-part Latin Responsory.

Committee Officers:


Steve Machan

Steve Machan

Ralph Wood  Treasurer

Committee Members:

Françoise Basden-Smith   Registration, Treasury Support and Box Office

Ailsa Katona    Librarian

Martyn Bond   Catering

Vaughan Reynolds   Bookings

Ann Roe     Publicity and Social Media. Minute Secretary

Roweena Reeve  Archivist and Assistant Librarian

David Taylor

Also ex officio:

Mary Mercer    Website and Publicity

Jonathan Chappell   Publicity and Technical Support

Christina Machan    PA to Chairman