Marc Murray

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Marc Murray at the organ of St Botolph’s Boston

Marc Murray was born and educated at the University of Cape Town’s College of Music. He moved to the United Kingdom in May 2010 to take up the post of Director of Music at St Botolph’s Church, Boston and in January 2011 was appointed Director of Music of Peterborough Opera and more recently worked with Peterborough Gilbert and Sullivan Society. He has worked several local choral and operatic groups and is in great demand as a teacher and accompanist.
At the University of Cape Town’s College of Music and was a winner of the Leslie Arnold Award and the Metropolitan Methodist Church Organ Prize. He hold holds several teaching and performing qualifications the University of South Africa, Trinity College of Music, London and the Royal College of Organists. Marc is the holder of both the Associate and Choral Directing Diplomas of the Royal College of Organists. As an organist, he has given recitals and played in concerts throughout South Africa, as well as the USA, Germany, Sweden, and the UK including solo recitals in Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s, Newcastle and Bradford Cathedrals.
In South Africa, Marc worked as Acting and Assistant Chorus Master for Cape Town Opera and also the South African National Department of Education’s ‘School Enrichment Programme’ which gave all school learners the opportunity to participate in choral singing, which was deemed to be integral part of social cohesion. Marc formed his own chamber choir in 2003 and was for twenty years, Organist & Director of Music at St Saviour’s Church, Claremont (The Parish Church of the Archbishop of Cape Town).
In June, Marc takes up the post of Director of Music at St Peter’s Church, Hale.

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