James is a first year undergraduate studying English. He is one of the two organ scholars for the academic year 2018/19.
Matthew Kelley is a first-year student studying Music, and Organ Scholar for 2018-19 at St Chad’s College. Accredited as an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO), he has previously held organ scholarships at Guildford Cathedral (2017-18) and Great Malvern Priory (2015-17), and began learning the organ in 2010 during his 7 years spent as a Chorister in Worcester Cathedral Choir.
Matthew is also an award-winning composer, winning the junior category of the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers Competition in 2015. He has since been commissioned to write for the BBC Singers and the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir, and his music has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and with the BBC Music Magazine, with one work published through the RSCM Press.
Dr Peter Swift
Peter supports the College as our organist in addition to his work within the University as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Physics. Peter is also Vice-Master of Grey College.