Who's Who

Paul Walton

Paul Walton ~ Musical Director

Paul Walton is our current Musical Director. He was appointed on January 1st., 2013. Paul studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, and was the Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholar at Manchester Cathedral from 1999 - 2001. In September 2001, Paul became Assistant Organist at Bristol Cathedral. He accompanies the Cathedral Choir, regularly gives recitals, and directs the Cathedral Chamber Choir and the Cathedral Consort. He was appointed as the accompanist of the Phoenix choir in 2008. More information can be found at www.paul-walton.com



Matt Davies ~ Accompanist

From an early age, Matt had a keen interest in music, taking lessons in piano, double bass and organ. Matt was an Organ Scholar at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he read Music, graduating in 2006. During that time he studied organ with David Sanger and Peter King. In addition, he has enjoyed working as an accompanist, most recently for the Orlando Singers, Cambridge and the Bristol Chamber Choir. Also a keen Double Bassist, Matt was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years, performing in venues across the UK under such renowned conductors as Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle. Since leaving university, Matt spent five years working for an international accountancy firm. Happily, he is now focused on developing a career in music. Matt is delighted to have been appointed accompanist of the Bristol Phoenix Choir with effect from January 1st 2014.

The Committee
  • Chairman Lal Heaton email
  • Treasurer Felicity Brown email
  • Secretary Shelley McKenzie Smith email
  • Choir Rep David Ball email
  • Choir Rep Alice Nairn email
Non-committee Officers
  • Membership Secretary Jackie Blackwell email
  • Librarian Pam Lambert
  • Publicity Judy Carver email
  • Soprano Rep Alice Nairn email
  • Alto Rep Pat Kelly email
  • Tenor Rep Mervyn Amesbury email
  • Bass Rep David Ball email