Choir Accompanist

Photo credit: Jim Pascoe

Claudia Grinnell is Sub-Organist at Winchester Cathedral, where she has been on the music staff since 2017, and now has particular responsibility for the Girls’ Choir. 

She began learning the organ at St Peter’s Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton, and was Organ Scholar there during her final years at school. She then studied at the University of Cambridge, receiving a first-class degree in Music. 

Whilst at university she was Organ Scholar at Peterhouse, which was at the time a college where the organ scholars took full responsibility for the running of the Chapel Choir. Her final two years there saw the choir embark on tours to Reykjavík and Dublin. She then spent a year as Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, accompanying the choirs on their tour to California, which included Stanford University’s Memorial Church and Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. 

Alongside her post at Winchester Cathedral, Claudia also teaches organ at Winchester College.