Joshua Stephens is appointed master of the music for Sheffield Cathedral, UK. He is responsible for the cathedral’s boy and girl choristers and the adult choir of Choral Scholars and Lay Clerks. Stephens is from Sheffield and was himself a choirboy in the cathedral choir. It is believed this is the first time that a choirboy or choirgirl in Sheffield has risen to become master of the music in Sheffield. The cathedral choir is one of the oldest institutions in Sheffield, tracing its origins to the choir that sang in the then parish church of Sheffield in the 1600s.
Joshua Stephens re-joined the music team at Sheffield Cathedral as assistant director of music in September 2018 and has led the cathedral choir since mid-November 2019. Before this he previously held posts at Wells Cathedral and Sheffield Cathedral as organ scholar and acting assistant director of music. As a musician he has performed internationally, live on BBC radio, on national television, and has guest conducted the City of London Sinfonia. In 2014, Stephens completed studies as an undergraduate at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, graduating with a first-class degree with honors, studying with Darius Battiwalla and Thomas Trotter.
For information: www.joshuastephensorganist.org.