Director of Music
David Newsholme is Director of Music at Canterbury Cathedral, where he is responsible for training the Cathedral’s choirs, and for all other musical aspects of the Cathedral’s work.
David was educated as a chorister at Worcester Cathedral. He held the organ scholarship at Salisbury Cathedral before studying at New College, Oxford, and at the University of York.
David was Assistant Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College, before moving to Canterbury in 2011 to become Assistant Organist (Assistant Director of Music). In 2014 he became founding Director of the Cathedral Girls’ Choir, before taking up his current post in 2021.
Assistant Director of Music
Jamie Rogers is Assistant Director of Music at Canterbury Cathedral, where he is principal organ accompanist to the Cathedral’s choirs, and assists in running all other musical aspects of the Cathedral’s work.
Jamie grew up in the seaside town of Deal in Kent. He studied Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, and pursued further study in Organ Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London. During his time at the Academy, he was awarded the Eric Thiman Organ Prize, William John Kipps Scholarship, the C.H Trevor prize, and the Norman Askew Prize; he was also generously supported by the Countess of Munster, having been granted the Derek Butler Award.
Jamie was previously Assistant Director of Music at St Marylebone Parish Church, and Head of Jazz Studies at Queen Mary’s University, London. He took up his current appointment at Canterbury Cathedral in 2022.