Organist: Laurence Caldecote

Laurence Caldecote
Laurence Caldecote holds a BA Hons in Music Composition and Professional Practice from Coventry University and studied composition with Robert Ramskill. He was one of the accompanists to the Performing Arts Choir, under Paul Leddington Wright, and gained further experience in choral leadership whilst Director to the Coventry University Performing Arts Chamber Choir.

He has studied with Geoffrey Holroyde (former Director of Music at St Mary’s Warwick) and Kerry Beaumont, (Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral). He currently holds the position Associate Organist at St. Nicolas Parish Church, Nuneaton. He accompanies the choir there for services, concerts, the annual tour to Bridlington Priory and accompanied the service of Lessons and Carols in December 2007 which was broadcast on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. He holds both ABRSM Piano and Organ at Grade 8, with Distinction. He is Treasurer to the Coventry and Warwickshire Organists Association and is a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers (FGMS).

Laurence is an experienced accompanist having accompanyied visiting choirs for services at many Cathedrals around the UK. As a recitalist, Laurence has played many venues around the UK including the Anglican Cathedrals of Bradford, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Sheffield and Wakefield as well as Christchurch Priory, St. Bride’s Fleet Street, London, Blenheim Palace, and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

In his free time he enjoys swimming, playing badminton, walking in the countryside and reading about the political and architectural history of Britain. A member of the National Trust, Laurence enjoys visiting the properties and the surrounding areas.

You can contact Laurence directly by email.