Samuel Hudson

Samuel Hudson took up the post of Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral in September 2019; he also conducts the Worcester Festival Choral Society, and is the Artistic Director of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival. Samuel’s move to Worcester followed eight years as Organist and Director of Music at Blackburn Cathedral, during which time he directed several radio and television broadcasts, led a number of tours with the cathedral choir and cathedral girls’ choir, recorded a CD of music for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, and conducted the music at the Office of the Royal Maundy, held at the cathedral in the festival organist presence of HM The Queen in 2014. Samuel trained as an organ scholar and music undergraduate at Girton College, Cambridge, and went on to spend over two years as Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral in Somerset, also taking on roles of accompanist and piano teacher at Wells Cathedral School, and Musical Director of a chamber choir. Samuel has also worked as an Assistant Artist Manager at Hazard Chase Ltd in Cambridge, with specific responsibility for groups such as the Tallis Scholars and I Fagiolini, and violinist Matthew Trusler. Over the course of his career so far, Samuel has accompanied and conducted choirs in cathedrals across the country, as well as on several CD recordings, and tours to Hong Kong and Japan, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany and France. As an organ recitalist, Samuel has played at Wells, St Paul’s, Blackburn, and Bristol cathedrals; Bath Abbey; Christchurch Priory; St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol; and St John’s College in Cambridge. Samuel became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 2008.