Organist – Geoff Woollatt

Geoffrey began his musical career as a chorister at Southwell Minster. During his time in the choir he enjoyed tours to Italy, Sweden and France.

He attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, where he continued his organ studies with Christopher Stokes. In January 2007, Geoffrey was appointed as Junior Organ Scholar at Manchester Cathedral, a post which he held for eighteen months.

In September 2008, Geoffrey became the Organ Scholar at Chester Cathedral. He regularly played as part of services and recitals and frequently accompanied the Chester Cathedral Nave Choir.

In September 2009, Geoffrey began studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. At the same time he was appointed Assistant Organist at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, where he played regularly for the choir and was involved in broadcasts, recordings and performances. He also played regularly in popular organ recitals at Kelvingrove Museum.

In September 2012, he returned to Chester Cathedral as Assistant Organist. 

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