Nicholas Freestone is currently Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral, where he assists in the training of the choristers and shares in the playing and conducting of the daily services.

In addition, he is Assistant Director of the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society and the Musical Director of the Mid-Wessex Singers.

Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he was Organ Scholar of Worcester College between 2011 and 2014. This role involved training the boy choristers of Worcester College, who are all day pupils at Christ Church Cathedral School, alongside directing and accompanying the Boys’ and Mixed Choirs in chapel services. Nicholas directed and accompanied the college choirs on tours to Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, on four recordings, on two BBC Radio 4 broadcasts and in concert, including the venues of St John’s Smith Square and Buxton Opera House.

Nicholas was Organ Scholar of Tewkesbury Abbey and Dean Close School, Cheltenham between September 2010 and July 2011, where he assisted in the accompanying and directing of the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum and the Tewkesbury Abbey Choir alongside working in the music department at Dean Close School. Prior to this, Nicholas was a music scholar and organ scholar of Ipswich School and St Mary-le-Tower Civic Church, Ipswich.

9th December 2017 at 7pm

Handel: Messiah


  • Amy Carson (soprano)
  • Louise Innes (mezzo soprano)
  • Paul Phoenix (tenor)
  • Craig Bissex (bass)

and Music For Awhile Orchestra (on period instruments)

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