Tansy Castledine

(Peterborough Cathedral)


Programme  (Back to 2019/2020 Season)

Celebration (from Fiesta)

Ian Farrington (b.1977)

Prelude and Fugue in B minor

J S Bach (1685-1750)

Variations on Ach wie nichtig

Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

Passacaglia in d minor

Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Livre d’orgue (selections)

Pierre Dumage (1674-1751)

Petit Prelude, Andante Cantabile & Scherzetto

Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Pastorale & Finale from Sonata 1, Op 42

Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)


Tansy Castledine has been Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral since September
2018. Tansy began her musical studies as the Parry Wood Organ Scholar at Exeter College, Oxford, following which she gained her MMus with Distinction in Choral Direction and Church Music from the Royal Academy of Music, winning all the major prizes for Choral Direction. Following this, Tansy worked with Finchley Children’s Music Group and became Director of Music at Belmont, Mill Hill Prep School, and St Paul’s Church, Mill Hill. Between 2004 and 2008 Tansy served as Visiting Lecturer and Director of the Chamber Choir at London City University, before becoming Director of Music at St George’s College, Weybridge in September 2007. Under Tansy’s direction, St George’s College Chamber Choir achieved unprecedented national success, winning both the BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year Competition and the Barnardo’s National Choir Competition in 2012, and being a finalist in the BBC Competition in 2016. Choral engagements included concerts at the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, performing on BBC television and Radio 3 and 4, and directing four CD recordings.

Between 2012 and 2018 Tansy was Organist and Director of Music at St Mark's, Hamilton Terrace, NW8, prior to taking up her posts in Peterborough; in addition to her work at the Cathedral and teaching the organ, Tansy is also Musical Director of Peterborough and Ramsey Choral Societies. Additionally she works for the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) as a Course Director and Singing Examiner, and has worked on programmes broadcast on ITV and Channel 4, and BBC Radio 2, 3, and the World Service. Tansy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO) and in February 2013 she was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for distinguished service to the choral music and education professions. In November 2013 she was appointed Subject Specialist Inspector for Music by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI), in 2015-2016 was President of the MMA, the UK's largest and longest established association of music teaching professionals, and in 2017 gained the NPQSL qualification in Senior Leadership.


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