The Revd Canon Anthony Howe was born in Suffolk and educated in Ipswich, at the same school as Thomas Wolsey. He graduated in Music at The Queen’s College, Oxford before being ordained. Prior to becoming Chaplain in September 2015, he served curacies in Newbury and Barnsley and was for nine years the Vicar of Staincliffe in West Yorkshire.
Carl Jackson has been Director of Music of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace since 1996. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Music, Downing College, Cambridge and Goldsmiths' College, London, and studied with Alan Harverson and Peter Hurford. He was appointed MVO in the 2012 New Year Honours list.
Rufus Frowde has been Organist and Assistant Director of Music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace since 2003. He was formerly Organ Scholar of Merton College, Oxford and Worcester Cathedral before undertaking post-graduate study in church music and choral direction at the Royal Academy of Music, being awarded prizes in both disciplines. Rufus appears on the Divine Art and Diversions labels and his numerous conducting appointments include Surrey Youth Choir and VIVAMUS. On the lighter side, he is a regular deputy pianist in the Palm Court Quartet at the Ritz Hotel, London. Alongside his conducting and playing he has recently become a part-time member of the academic staff at the Princess Helena College, Hitchin.
We are delighted to announce that James Harris has been appointed Chapel Clerk and Verger to the Chapel Royal Hampton Court Palace. James is currently Dean’s Verger at St Davids Cathedral Pembrokeshire, a post he's held for the last five years. Previously, he worked at St Paul's, Winchester, Portsmouth, and Lichfield Cathedrals. He brings a huge wealth of knowledge and experience and we look forward to his joining us in the autumn.
The Choral Foundation has been created to ensure that congregations and visitors continue to have the opportunity to experience the rich musical heritage of the Church of England, in what has been described as “the greatest Palace in Britain”. The initial objective is to secure £1.5 million, to support the present musical programme. Click here to see more.