has been the Director of Music at Beverley Minster since March 2009. He combines his busy role at the Minster with teaching piano and organ, performing and accompanying. Since arriving at the Minster, Robert has founded a Girls’ choir which is now a regular and integral part of the musical life of the Minster and more recently, a Junior choir. Other highlights have included recording four CDs with the Minster Choir and, recently an Organ CD recorded at the Minster to mark the culmination of major work to the instrument. When away from the Minster, Robert enjoys railways, watching cricket, cooking and travelling.
established the Junior Choir in 2017 to encourage singing together for fun from an early age. She has a wealth of choral experience and currently sings as part of the Minster Choir. She previously directed Viva Children’s Choir and Manchester Cathedral Greenhouse Choir. Rachel has a busy schedule teaching harp and singing as well as examining for ABRSM. She enjoys spending time with her two children who are choristers in the boys’ choir, and organising harp-playing events for her students.
is an Associate Organist at Beverley Minster and plays for services at the Minster, St Leonard’s Molescroft and other local churches. He studied chemical engineering at Cambridge University and worked on Teesside before moving to Beverley in 2010 as a manager for underground gas storage sites near Hornsea. Nick is married to Alison, who is a music teacher and plays the cello in the Minster music group. When he’s not at work or playing the organ, Nick enjoys taking photos and videos of preserved steam railways.
joined Beverley Minster Choir at the age of 6, later progressing to become head chorister and second bass. At the age of 14, Luca took up the organ under the tutorship of Robert Poyser and recently has begun conducting both the boys and girls choir, playing weekly voluntaries and even accompanying full services. The increasing responsibility has been valuable experience and Luca enjoys contributing to the liturgy at the Minster, a place which, over the past decade, he has come to know very well. A performance diploma on the French Horn, and his role as resident accompanist at his school has aided his ability on the organ.
Luca is studying Mathematics, Economics and History A-levels at a local school with the intention of studying History at university. As well as being a keen sportsman (as far as snooker can be considered a sport), Luca founded his Sixth Form’s debating society, a skill he is looking to develop, much to his family’s dismay over the dinner table!