Oxford Organ Scholar

Many congratulations to Benedict K (U6, Bn) who has been awarded an organ scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford. Benedict began learning the viola when he was only four, and two years later joined the St Paul’s Cathedral choir, where he also began piano lessons. On joining Wellington as a Music Scholar in 2018, Benedict started playing the organ, and it’s more than fair to say that he is regarded by many as the face of Wellington music, such is his influence and versatility. An integral part of the a capella group, the Wellingtones, which he joined in the Fourth Form, Ben also plays in the Orchestra, performs in a variety of small groups and ensembles, and has now started to play the hymns during Chapel services; he’s even composed a piece inspired by the Battle of Waterloo and more recently performed the Gershwin Piano Concerto, accompanied by a full orchestra.

When he starts at Oxford Benedict will play a significant role in the choral life of Worcester College, singing, taking rehearsals, conducting, and playing as well as studying music. After university Benedict hopes to either become a full-time composer or to be a cathedral Director of Music.

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