The Cathedral Music Department is lead by the Diocesan Director of Music​, joined by our Cathedral Organist and a team of nine professional Lay Clerks.

There are three choirs that lead the worship at the Cathedral during the year, the Cathedral Choir, the Cathedral Consort and the Cathedral Junior Choir

Visiting choirs are welcomed to the Cathedral when the Cathedral Choirs are on holiday and any enquiries should be sent to

Previous Directors of Music have included Nick Gale and Norman Harper, and previous Organists have included Nicholas O'Neill and Frederick Stocken.

Jonathan Schranz

Diocesan Director of Music​

Jonathan Schranz has been Director of Music at St George’s Cathedral since 2019. He studied for an MMus and LRAM in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded a Distinction along with numerous prizes, and holds a first-class music degree from the University of Cambridge.

Jonathan is the principal conductor for all choirs at St George’s Cathedral, including the Choristers, Consort, Junior Choir and Lay Clerks. He also oversees the Southwark Singing Programme, a music education initiative which works with thousands of children each week in schools across the diocese.  As diocesan director of music, Jonathan also oversees the diocesan music committee and diocesan choir, offering training and support to parish musicians.

In addition to his role at St George’s Cathedral, Jonathan is in demand as a freelance workshop leader, conducting tutor and vocal coach. He has led sessions for the Association of British Choral Directors, the Royal School of Church Music, and the Venerable English College in Rome. Jonathan is also the conductor of the Purcell Singers, an award-winning London chamber choir, and for three years was Musical Director at the University of Greenwich. 

A firm believer in the transformative social impact of choral music, Jonathan is a trustee for the charity Sing Inside which delivers singing workshops in prisons across the country. His Master’s thesis, exploring the benefits of choral music within a prison chaplaincy, has been presented at the Universities of Leicester and Oxford.


Alexander Wilson

Cathedral Organist

Alex Wilson is the organist at St George’s Cathedral, where he accompanies the weekly services and works with the choirs. He can also be seen as a freelance recitalist, accompanist, teacher and continuo player around London. After graduating from the University of Oxford with a first class music degree, Alex moved to London and continued his development as Organ Scholar of St Mary’s Bourne Street. He studied organ with William Whitehead and is a prizewinning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and is currently completing an MMus degree at the Guildhall School of Music. Alex is also an organ teacher at King’s College School, Wimbledon, and the School Organist at St Paul’s School, where he teaches and plays for services.

Lay Clerks

Sebastian Budner

Senior Lay Clerk

Sebastian has been a Lay Clerk at St George’s Cathedral since 2004 and is currently the longest serving member of the Music Department. He graduated from a Music Degree at Royal Holloway, where he held a Choral Scholarship in the Chapel Choir, and now has a career in film and television production, as well as being founder and manager of London chamber choir Colla Voce Singers.

Lucy Chapman

Lay Clerk

Lucy read Music at Durham University, and held choral scholarships at St John’s college and the college of St Hild & St Bede. Following this she completed a Masters degree at the University of York in historical vocal performance, and a Masters in Music Therapy at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Lucy now works as a Music Therapist for the NHS, specialising in mental health care of older people, alongside her position as Alto Lay Clerk at St George’s Cathedral.

Jacob Werrin

Lay Clerk

Jacob is one of our Alto lay clerks and has held choral scholarships at St David’s Cathedral and King’s College London. When not singing, he works as a Production Co-Ordinator at St John’s Smith Square.

Jonathan Wood

Lay Clerk

Jonathan moved to London in 2023 and balances a portfolio career as a musician and chartered accountant. He recently completed an MA Music (Choral Conducting) at the University of Birmingham and is currently Musical Director of the Surrey Youth Choir and Exeter Bach Choir. Jonathan regularly sings solo with choral societies around the UK and previously sang in the choirs of Buckfast Abbey and Exeter Cathedral in Devon.

Robert Martin

Lay Clerk

Robert is from London and has been in the choir since January 2022. He is currently in 4th year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying singing. He was previously a Choral Scholar at Southwark Anglican Cathedral.

Albert Soriano

Lay Clerk

Albie is the first Howard Clarke Scholar at the LSE, studying Sociology. Alongside his studies, he sings professionally and tutors privately across London. Albie previously sang at St Alban the Martyr Holborn, St Silas Kentish Town, Eton College, and Westminster Cathedral. He is also Director of Music at the LSE Catholic Society.

Sebastian Bosley

Lay Clerk

Sebastian was a choral scholar at Exeter Cathedral while a politics undergraduate. He then read political philosophy at York University before becoming a lay vicar at Truro Cathedral. He has since combined a financial career in infrastructure development with singing in London and surrounding areas. He studies with Gary Coward.

Sam Poppleton

Lay Clerk

Sam Poppleton sings at St George's as part of a multi-faceted musical life. He leads the City Lit Inclusive Choir for adults with special educational needs, facilitating their recent collaboration with London Sinfonietta, is a 2021/22 Voces 8 scholar, and spent last summer conducting the premier of Marco Galvani's AI-inspired opera Helena. When not making music Sam is often heard talking about it, most coherently whilst on The Classical Music Pod. 

Dorothy Hoskins

Lay Clerk

Dorothy read Music at the University of Cambridge where she was a Choral Scholar at Jesus College. She now combines singing with a career in arts programme management. Passionate about improving access to music education, Dorothy enjoys working with young musicians in her role as Projects & Relationships Manager at the London Music Fund. She also works as a Freelance Project Manager for Create, running creative arts workshops with vulnerable groups in community settings.

Maisie Hulbert

Lay Clerk

Maisie studied Music at Christ's College Cambridge, completing her MPhil exploring British female rap in 2018 before beginning her career in London as a soprano and charity professional. Alongside her work at St George's, Maisie is a freelance soprano singing with ensembles including the BBC Singers, London Choral Sinfonia and St Martin's Voices. She is also chief executive of Sing Inside, a charity she co-founded delivering singing workshops in prisons, and works as a policy and influencing professional for charities, working on policy and campaigns across democracy, civil rights, domestic abuse, stalking and criminal justice.

Choral Scholars

Adelina Godinho

Choral Scholar

Choral Scholar Adelina studies French & Spanish at university and has been a member of the Cathedral Consort for many years. She sings soprano and was part of the Chineke! Foundation BBC Proms performance in 2022.

Gabriel Greer

Choral Scholar

Choral Scholar Gabriel joined the Cathedral Choir as a treble under the late Nick Gale and later returned as a tenor in the Cathedral Consort. He holds a first class honours degree in Fine Arts and sings in the National Youth Choir.

Southwark Schools Singing Programme

Greg Link

Choral Director

Greg works in a range of fields across theatre, voiceover, opera, a cappella groups and choirs as both a performer and director around the UK and internationally. He is thrilled to be joining National Schools Singing Programme as one of its choral directors.

For nine years, Greg sang bass with the vocal ensemble Apollo5 with which he performed hundreds of concerts, recorded critically acclaimed albums, and led education projects around the UK and abroad. He has also arranged many pieces for the group, and for its partner ensemble, VOCES8, which have been performed in concerts and workshops across the UK as well as around Europe, USA and Asia. He continues to work with the VOCES8 Foundation in a freelance capacity alongside work with other organisations as a performer, educator and director including Disney Theatrical Group, BBC, Tenebrae, Rock Choir, Voices Foundation, and Merryweather Theatre, a London-based arts collective with which he writes, develops and performs folk musicals for children at schools, theatres and arts festivals around the UK.

Prior to this, Greg studied at The University of Nottingham, McGill University in Montréal, and the Royal Northern College of Music, and trained with the National Youth Music Theatre, and National Youth Choir with which he has worked on the music staff as an Assistant Conductor and as a Section Coach for the past decade.

Charlie Perry

Choral Director

Charlie is a Choral Leader and singer from London. Since graduating from the University of Manchester with First Class honours he has worked in the North West across a wide variety of musical projects before moving back to his hometown in 2023. Most notably as Director of Music at the Manchester Oratory, Musical Director of Stafford Choral Society and Assistant Conductor of Stockport Youth Orchestra. He also frequently delivers workshops for adults and children on behalf of groups including The Hallé and Manchester Collective, most recently preparing the children’s chorus for the latter’s production of Noah’s Flood at the Manchester International Festival. As a singer, Charlie is a member of Kantos which has involved studio recordings and radio broadcasts. From 2023-24, he is the Conducting Scholar on the prestigious Genesis Sixteen Young Artist Scheme.

Lucy Piercy

Choral Director

Lucy studied the organ with David Poulter before becoming Organ Scholar and reading music at Jesus College Oxford. Lucy spent several years in the wine trade before returning to her musical roots teaching music at The New Beacon school for 16 years training directing and accompanying the chapel choir in regular chapel services performances across the UK and tours abroad to venues including St Peter's Rome and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Lucy has organised many musical events bringing together local schools and charities in collaboration with contemporary composers and is delighted to be taking up the role of choral director with the National Schools Singing Programme. Lucy is also Organist and Director of Music at St Dunstan's Mayfield.