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Glen Dempsey

Assistant Director of Music

Glen Dempsey is Assistant Director of Music at Ely Cathedral, where he accompanies the majority of choral services and assists in the training of the boy choristers. He is also Director of the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers and Organist at King's Ely.

Originally hailing from Bury St Edmunds, organ lessons with Michael Nicholas led to Glen's being awarded a répétiteur scholarship to study at the Purcell School of Music and in 2013 he was appointed Organ Scholar at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. A brief spell in the Netherlands followed, where Glen was Assistant Organist of St Nicholas's Basilica, Amsterdam and studied with Jacques van Oortmerssen at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. From 2015-19 Glen was Organ Scholar at St John's College, Cambridge under Andrew Nethsingha, where he read for a degree in Music and accompanied the choir in their busy schedule of daily services, tours and broadcasts.

Glen has appeared on several recordings as organist and pianist, of which three have been 'Editor's Choice' in Gramophone Magazine. He is active as an organ recitalist and piano accompanist and, in addition to his own teaching, continues his studies with Ann Elise Smoot.

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