Assistant Director of Music
Greg Morris is Assistant Director of Music of the Temple Church in London, Musical Director of Collegium Musicum of London, and founding Musical Director of the Bar Choral Society.
An acclaimed solo recitalist and recording artists, Greg has performed widely throughout the UK and Europe. He gave the world premiere of David Briggs’ Organ Concerto, and subsequently recorded the work with the Northern Chamber Orchestra. His three solo CDs have received widespread critical acclaim; the most recent, the first to be recorded on the newly restored organ of the Temple Church, was released by Signum in 2014, and has been described by Gramophone as “a singularly impressive release”. His recital in the Temple Winter Festival last year, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Nielsen’s birth and including the composer’s final work Commotio, was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Other recent recital venues include performances in the “München Orgelsommer”, and in Rosenheim, Germany.
Since 2006, Greg has accompanied the acclaimed Temple Church Choir. He has performed with them on BBC Radio 3, in CD recordings, and in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, as well as on tours to Washington D.C., Holland, Singapore and Australia, Germany, and recent second tour of the USA. He has appeared at the BBC Proms with the BBC Singers, and is in demand as a freelance accompanist and ensemble player.
Greg also works extensively as a conductor. Recent highlights include: Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with the Temple Singers and Players in in the historic Middle Temple Hall, in a new, fully-staged production by Thomas Guthrie; conducting the Southbank Sinfonia, Bar Choral Society and soloists in Haydn’s Nelson Mass; performing Purcell’s Hail! Bright Cecilia with the Temple Singers and Players as part of a feast in Middle Temple Hall, recreating the spirit and setting of the original performance; collaborating with instrumentalists from London orchestras in a chamber version of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with Collegium Musicum of London at St James’ Piccadilly; a new work by Jonathan Dove, Arion and the Dolphin, a collaboration between Collegium Musicum of London and the Girls’ Choir of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Future plans include: Haydn’s Creation with the Bar Choral Society and Temple Players; Bach’s St John Passion during Holy Week at the Temple Church; and Monteverdi’s Vespers in a performance celebrating the 450th anniversary of the composer’s birth at St James’ Piccadilly. Greg also founded and directs a choir at Morley Memorial Primary School in Cambridge, and they recently gave a performance of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Greg held scholarships at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, Jesus College, Cambridge and St Martin-in-the-Fields. He was awarded the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians for his prize-winning performance in the FRCO diploma, and was subsequently Assistant Director of Music at Blackburn Cathedral.