18th October 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Organ Scholar at Coventry – Studying BMus (Hons) at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – Founder & Musical Director of @VoxExAnimo – Choral Conductor – Accompanist.
Brought up on the Fylde coast, Harvey began his musical studies at Rossall school, Fleetwood, Lancashire in 2011. He was awarded the music scholarship throughout his seven years at Rossall. Over his time at the school he has been apart of many choir tours including Westminster Abbey, York Minster, Dallas USA , Malta and in 2017 was the organist for the tour to Rome. In 2016 he was granted a place at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music (JRNCM) to study organ and voice with organ tuition under Simon Mercer. He was very proud to hold the position of Harold Thornber Organ Scholar at Blackburn Cathedral whilst continuing his studies at JRNCM 2018-19. Prior to this he was privileged to be appointed Director of Music at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church Eccleston, Chorley where he had the chance to develop the enthusiastic four part choir and enrich the musical life of the church. Harvey has been a student member of the Royal College of Organists for eight years having the chance to play many of the Oxford and Cambridge college organs.
He is a prize winner of the prestigious Sir Thomas Beecham Award presented to him in recognition of his musical services to Rossall. Harvey has also been awarded a diploma in Liturgical Organ Accompaniment from the North and Midlands school of Music, Licentiate of the Guild of Musicians and Singers and most recently Fellow of the Fraternity of St Cecilia. Harvey is currently studying for a BMus degree in organ performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with organ tuition under Daniel Moult and Henry Fairs. It is Harvey’s overall ambition to pursue a career as a Cathedral musician.