Music Staff

Callum Alger

Acting Director of Music


William Peart

Acting Assistant Director of Music


Toby Barnard

Deputy Organist

Callum Alger     Toby Barnard

Callum Alger was a chorister and organ scholar at St Matthew’s Church, Northampton.

In 2014, he became Organ Scholar at Portsmouth Cathedral and worked in both the Cathedral and the Grammar School. He has ARCO and ATCL Diplomas and was a finalist in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition. From 2015, he was Director of Music at St Thomas' Church, Stourbridge.

Callum is currently an undergraduate student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, studying organ with Henry Fairs.


Toby plays for the Wednesday Choral Evensongs.

He studied music at Cardiff University and has an MA (with Distinction) in Organ Performance from Birmingham Conservatoire.

He is Conductor of Walsall Choral Society and Associate Principal at St Peter's Collegiate School.

Tony Pinel

Vocal Trainer for Scholars


Dr David Rendell

Organist Emeritus


Peter Morris

Organist Emeritus

Tony Pinel   David Rendell   Peter Morris

Anthony Pinel was born in Sutton Coldfield and graduated from Huddersfield University. After a year as Organ Scholar of Birmingham Cathedral he was appointed Assistant Organist at Bristol Cathedral.
Further appointments included St Mary, Redcliffe, churches in the USA and then back to the UK to Grimsby Minster. He is currently Director of Music at St Chad's, Shrewsbury


David was Assistant Director of Music from 1967 to 2010 and is still very active in the music department. He held the music together for 42 years, through four Rectors and seven Directors of Music. Countless former choristers and organ pupils have very good reason to thank him!
David helps on Monday and Friday evenings with chorister training and runs the choristers' handbells group.