Organist: Shean Bowers

Shean Bowers
Shean Bowers is Assistant Director of Music and Choral Director for Schools at Bath Abbey. He has held this post since September 2010, having previously been Director of Music at St Saviour's Church, Oxton and Organ Scholar at Liverpool Cathedral.

Shean's musical career began at an early age, when he was accepted as a chorister in the choir of Liverpool Cathedral. Shean studied the organ with Professor Ian Tracey. He was then awarded a scholarship to study at Chetham's School of Music with Daniel Moult; the Royal Academy of Music with David Titterington: Liverpool University with Dr Noel Rawsthorne and the Royal Northern College of Music with Dr Simon Lindley.

Duties at The Abbey involve assisting with the training and conducting of the Abbey Choirs, playing the organ for various services, directing the Abbey's youngest voices - Melody Makers (a choir which Shean founded in 2011 for children between 6-11 years old) and directing the Bath Abbey Schools' Singing Programme, which sees him going into many schools and helping over 1500 children a week 'Find Their Voice'. Since being in post, Shean has directed the Abbey choirs during broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 and 4, played the organ for concerts and services on local BBC radio and has given many concerts in the Abbey and around the South West.

As an accompanist, recitalist and choir director, Shean has performed up and down the country as well as in France, Germany and Holland. He has played as soloist with many orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Chetham's School of Music Symphony Orchestra and the Bath Philharmonic.

You can contact Shean directly by email.