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THE HOUSE MUSICIANS

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EDWARD GAUT
Master of the music

Alongside his work at the House, Edward is the Junior Organ Scholar at Keble College, Oxford, accompanying the college choir for their weekly services. Edward is in his second year of an undergraduate degree in Music. Edward is also a keen singer, and is a part of the early music ensemble Antiquum Documentum, for whom he also plays the organ. He studies conducting with Will Dawes and organ with Stephen Farr.

 

Before coming up to Oxford, he spent a year at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Anne Page and David Titterington. Recent recital venues have included All Saint’s, Orpington; St Michael and All Angels’, Great Torrington; Keble College Chapel and Exeter College Chapel. Edward grew up in Sevenoaks, beginning organ studies with Peter Young. He was a music scholar at The King’s School, Canterbury, where he studied the organ with Adrian Bawtree.

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Alexander was raised in South London and started his musical training as a chorister at Southwark Cathedral. He continued music-making at City of London School. Whilst still at school, Alexander studied at Junior Guildhall with joint-first-study singing and composition and second study violin/viola, held a Junior Choral Scholarship at Southwark Cathedral, the Organ Scholarship at All Saints, West Dulwich. During his gap-year, Alexander was organ scholar at St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond.  Alexander is in his fourth year reading for a degree in Classics at Corpus Christi College, where he was previously the Organ Scholar. Alexander now holds a choral scholarship at Keble College, he is the cantor at Campion Hall, and directs Oxford-based early music ensemble, Antiquum Documentum. He was formerly a member of The Schola Cantorum of Oxford and was cast as Dr. Daly in the Oxford University Gilbert and Sullivan production of The Sorcerer in Trinity Term 2023.  He currently studies singing with Luise Horrocks having previously studied with Sam Queen, Rachel Sherry and Kate Mapp.  He has studied the organ with Stephen Disley and Peter Wright. 

ALEXANDER TROWELL
TENOR CHORAL SCHOLAR
CHOIR ADMINISTRATOR AND LIBRARIAN

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Soprano Choral Scholar
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Lois Heslop
Soprano Choral Scholar

Lois is a Soprano, Oxford Physics graduate and DPhil in Nuclear Fusion Engineering at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Lois is a Choral Scholar with the Magdalen Consort of Voices and the University Church in addition to her role at Pusey House, and a former Graduate Choral Scholar at The Choir of The Queen’s College Oxford. Lois performs regularly as a soloist and in consort with leading ensembles including Antiquum Documentum, Orchestra VOX, the Instruments of Time and Truth, the Oxford Baroque Players, and the Delius Singers. She was a Section Leader of both the London Youth Choir and London Youth Chamber Choir. Opera and Musical Theatre credits include Rose Maybud (Ruddigore), Iolanthe (Iolanthe) and Katerina Cavalieri (Amadeus). Most recently, she was the Director of Oxford University Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s The Sorcerer and the lead (Professor Keane) in the UK Premiere of Off-Broadway production Fermat’s Last Tango. Lois was also a first study violin and baroque recorder at CYM at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Co-Principal of South London Youth Orchestra and the Nevis Ensemble, and leader of the CYM Weir Quartet, where she opened for the Kronos Quartet at the Barbican. Lois takes her vocal studies with Lisa Howarth and Carys Lane.

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SOLÀS MCDONALD
ALTo Choral Scholar

Sòlas is reading for an MPhil in Celtic Studies at Jesus College, Oxford, after completing a BA in English Language and Literature. He is a former Choral Scholar of Exeter College Chapel Choir, Oxford, and in addition to singing at Pusey House, sings with Schola Cantorum of Oxford and deps with choirs across Oxford. Sòlas was raised in Scotland, performing regularly with local and regional choral and musical ensembles, including regular performances at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh. They are a long-standing member of the National Youth Choir of Scotland, performing across Britain and Europe, and as well as singing with the flagship youth choir, sang with its Edinburgh Chamber Choir and Consort. He has performed often in the Edinburgh International Festival, including Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, and Faure’s Damnation of Faust. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under their junior programme, singing in various choral ensembles and undergoing tuition as a clarinettist. 

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JEmima Bennett
Alto Choral Scholar

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TENOR Choral Scholar
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BENJAMIN GIBLIN
BASS Choral Scholar

Ben is 3rd year undergraduate with a keen interest Ludomusicology reading music as Somerville College. Though born in Edinburgh, he moved to France as an infant and spent the majority of his schooling in the Charente-Maritime region where his mother taught music theory. At the age of 13 he returned to Scotland to attend St Mary’s Music School, here he studied Flute, Conducting, and Voice. While in Scotland, Ben was introduced to choral singing by Christopher Bell at the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS). Since then, he has worked along side various musicians including Sir John Elliot, Sir Andrew Davis and Roderick Williams.

Recent events Ben has performed in include the Edinburgh International Festival, the BBC Proms and the National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at St Gile’s Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Outside of Pusey House, Ben is a Leverhulme Scholar in the NYCoS Chamber choir, and a Choral scholar at Keble College.

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THEO CAWOOD
BASS Choral Scholar

Theo began his singing career at Eton College where he attended secondary school, when he decided to start taking singing lessons. Within a year, he had joined the Lower Chapel Choir as a first tenor, and then in sixth form he joined the College Chapel Choir. During his time at Eton, Theo was a part of a Capella ensemble Etonality, and performed works such as Verdi’s Requiem and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with professional orchestras. Theo now sings as a bass choral scholar at Keble College, Oxford, alongside which he studies Mathematics as a second year.

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