Irish conductor Cathal Garvey, studied at the prestigious College of Moscow Conservatory and has been Musical Director since 2009. Currently on the conducting staff of the Royal Academy of Music, he brings vast experience of conducting and meticulous attention to detail to his work with the choir.
He sets high standards both in rehearsal and performance so that concerts are invariably well received as a real showcase for the choir. In 2019, he was awarded an Honorary ARAM by the Royal Academy of Music.
Steve Bowey made his home in Newbury through his work at Vodafone. His extra-mural interests
centre on the enormous contribution to the musical life of Newbury, where he has worked with a
host of choirs. He has received many awards for organ, leading to the Fellowship Diploma of the
Royal College of Organists