Adrian PartingtonAdrian Partington
Director of Music

One of the UK’s most renowned choral conductors, Adrian directs the Cathedral Choir in the daily round of services and is Artistic Director of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival. He is also conductor of the Gloucester Choral Society, Director of the Choral Conducting Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and Artistic Director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales.



Jonathan Hope
Assistant Director of Music

One of the most talented organists of his generation, Jonathan is the principal organist for the Cathedral services, deputy conductor of the Cathedral Choir and Director of the Cathedral Youth Choir. He is also Accompanist to the Gloucester Choral Society, Musical Director of the Saint Cecilia Singers, Area Chair of Gloucester RSCM, Visiting Organ Teacher at Westonbirt School and has a busy international concert career.



Mary Pan
Organ Scholar (2019-20)

Mary Pan comes to Gloucester from Chicago, where she has been organ scholar in the busy music department of Saint James Cathedral (Episcopal) for the last two years. While there, she enjoyed accompanying the highly regarded cathedral choir, which sings under the direction of Stephen Buzard. Another highlight was the opportunity to assist Stephen in the founding of a new chorister program at Saint James. Mary is a graduate of Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music and has studied organ with Renée Anne Louprette and Thomas Murray. She is a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition and the AGO Regional Competition for Young Organists, as well as a recipient of many scholarships and awards. Prior to Chicago, Mary served as organist and organ scholar at a number of churches in Connecticut and New York, including the historic Grace Church in New York City.


Gloucester Cathedral Organists/Directors of Music since 1582

1582 Robert Lichfield
1620 Elias Smith
1620 Philip Hosier
1638 Berkeley Wrench
1640 John Okeover
1662 Robert Webb
1665 Thomas Lowe
1666 Daniel Henstridge
1673 Charles Wren

1679 Daniel Roseingrave
1682 Stephen Jeffries
1710 William Hine
1730 Barnabas Gunn
1743 Martin Smith
1782 William Mutlow
1832 John Amott
1865 Samuel Sebastian Wesley
1876 Charles Harford Lloyd

1882 Charles Lee Williams
1897 A. Herbert Brewer
1928 Herbert Sumsion
1967 John Sanders
1994 David Briggs
2002 Andrew Nethsingha
2007 Adrian Partington

Assistant Organists/Assistant Directors of Music since 1948

1948 Donald Frederick Hunt
1954 Wallace Michael Ross
1958 John Sanders
1963 Richard Latham
1973 John Francis Clough

1975 Andrew Millington
1983 Mark Blatchly
1990 Mark Lee
1998 Ian Ball
2002 Robert Houssart

2008 Ashley Grote
2012 Anthony Gowing
2014 Jonathan Hope

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