Our Team

Caius Lee

Music Director and Founder

Caius is currently the Neville Burston Organ Scholar at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge reading music, having previously held positions at Leeds Cathedral (Assistant Organist, Idlewild Choral Conducting Scholar) and Bradford Cathedral (Organ Scholar). Whilst at Cambridge he has been co-President of the Music Society, hosted ‘Come and Sing’ events for the Cambridge community and further afield, and become a tutor on the Oxford and Cambridge singing school. Caius was a recipient of Future Heroes Award and two consecutive Robert Lewins Scholarships from Awards for Young Musicians (AYM). He is now on the board of AYM - a charity that aims to fund disadvantaged children through music - as Alumni Trustee.


He is passionate about outreach and conducting in communities, which can be seen in his projects even from a young age. At 15 he held a summer workshop to get disadvantaged children into singing, and this led to it forming an ongoing choir, subsequently recording a CD that placed first in its class at the 2016 Mrs Sunderland Music Festival. More recently, he and Professor David Baker co-delivered a series of organ and singing workshops to primary and secondary schools around Great Ayton, funded by the Heritage Lottery trust. Following the success of this, they were invited to lead a similar project in Cornwall, which has resulted in the Cornwall Organ and Choral Academy.

Anthony Gray

Assistant Musical Director

www.anthony-gray.co.uk

Anthony is an organist, conductor, composer and tutor based in Yorkshire. He is the Director of Music at St Wilfrid, Harrogate, Musical Director of the Fairfax Singers, and an Organ Tutor for Diocese of Leeds Music. He was previously Organ Scholar at Southwell Minster where he accompanied and directed the Cathedral’s three choirs. In 2018, he graduated from Robinson College, Cambridge where he held the Basil Shone Organ Scholarship. He was also the organist for St. John’s Voices, accompanist for the Cambridgeshire Choral Society, and founded and directed the Robinson Consort, a group of 16 singers focussing on contemporary repertoire, and ran a series of workshops and talks about applying for scholarships at Oxbridge. 

 

Anthony has played organ and harpsichord continuo for a number of major works including Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and, in 2017, Handel’s Messiah across a number of major concert halls and venues in Cambridge, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has also been the Musical Director for a variety of theatre productions and in December 2019, Anthony was shortlisted in the final of the BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition with his setting of ‘Go To The Child’. His music is widely performed across the country, including most recently his setting of the Preces and Responses.

Adam McKie

Head of Marketing and Public Relations

Adam has a background in hospitality, working in the prestigious Chairman’s Lounge at Liverpool Football Club. He spent a year studying in Italy immersing himself in its culture and history. He has always shared a passion for Italy and the Italian language; it is here he fused these interests and honed his conversational skills. This has allowed him to organise both our authentic Florentine tours and the amazing buildings that we will have the opportunity to sing at. He is a frequent visitor to Florence and maintains regular contact with our partners. His role is to help to provide the best experience for participants, maximising their time both musically and socially, as well as being responsible for the marketing and promotion of the programme.

Caius is an exceptional individual. A gifted musician, he is able to work with people of all ages, standards and backgrounds. He has a particular gift for leading children in music-making, getting them to realise their potential and more, whether or not they are beginners or accomplished musicians already. He has already had significant success in choral workshops up and down the country and been instrumental in the completion of the HLF-funded organ project in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, and the setting up of the Cornwall Organ and Choral Academy (COCA) in St Just. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with him.

Professor David Baker

(Royal College of Organists and Halifax Organ Academy)