Director of Music
Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter was appointed Director of Music at Homerton in 2011 following the completion of his doctoral studies. As a choral director he has conducted choirs across the UK, as well as internationally across four continents. He has directed two commercial recordings with the Charter Choir: Audite Finem in 2014, on which two of Daniel’s own compositions appear alongside works of William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Peter Maxwell Davies, and John Hopkins among others; and 'Till all the place with music ring (music for Christmas and Advent) in 2019. The Choir's recording of Greta Tomlins's Let all the world in every corner sing has featured on BBC Radio 3.
After taking up the organ aged 17, Daniel served as Organ Scholar at Selwyn and Robinson Colleges, Cambridge. He has given recitals in Europe and Australasia, including at several Cambridge colleges, Southwark and Portsmouth Cathedrals, and at churches in France, Australia, and New Zealand. His teachers have included Gerard Brooks, David Sanger, and Anne Page. He has also played on several recordings, including on the organ for The Moon of Wintertime (Selwyn College Chapel Choir, 2005) and on the harmonium in The Minpins (London Schools Symphony Orchestra, 2003; an arrangement of Roald Dahl’s story set to the music of Jean Sibelius). In March 2014 he played the organ in an ABC Classic FM broadcast of a new work by composer Gerard Brophy for Guildford Grammar School in Perth, Australia.
Daniel is also a College Associate Professor in Music at Homerton, teaching a variety of undergraduate modules in the Cambridge Music Tripos, including practical musicianship, analysis, tonal skills, and music history courses. He is Director of Studies in Music at Homerton and Magdalene Colleges, Praelector at Homerton, and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculties of Music and History.
Senior Organ Scholar
Lorenzo Bennett is currently studying Music at Homerton. Having been proficient at the piano for a number of years prior to joining secondary school, he took up the organ whilst at Wimbledon College, under Karl Dorman. He began playing regularly at local Catholic churches, including St Anselm’s, Tooting Bec, and Holy Ghost, Balham. He also began playing in school services, and performed in various concerts, including at St John’s Smith Square. He sang in his school choir, going on various tours to Rome, Venice, Florence, Seville and Krakow. During his sixth form years, he held an organ scholarship at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, playing for weekly Masses, under the direction of Robert Rathbone and David Gammie. During his gap year, he was Organ Scholar at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond, playing for weekly Sunday Eucharist and Evensong services, under the direction of Alex Knight. He has given organ recitals in Southwark Cathedral, and Queens’ and Selwyn Colleges, Cambridge. He now learns with
Margaret Phillips and hopes to continue to build his repertoire and experience. He regularly plays for Fisher House, the Catholic Chaplaincy in Cambridge. In his spare time,
he also enjoys reading, watching documentaries, and is interested in historical research, art, genealogy and political affairs.
Junior Organ Scholar
Barbara is the Junior Organ Scholar at Homerton where she is reading Classics. At the age of 11 she joined Wycombe Abbey School and started singing four services a week as an alto. She properly encountered the organ there and started taking lessons in April 2019 under David O’Shea. Barbara’s passion for the instrument was intensified by her time spent in Vannes, France in 2020–21 under the tuition of Jean-Pierre Maudet. This, along with participating in several courses organised by the Royal College of Organists, prepared her for entry to Magdalen College School with a Music Award where she held the position of Assistant School Organist under the tutelage of Johnny Newell and Tim Wakerell. She has played in school services at Magdalen College Chapel, and at the University Church, Oxford, regularly plays and sings Gregorian chant at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford and competed in the Intermediate Category of the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition 2023 at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh. As well as her Organ Scholar duties at Homerton, she is working towards her ARCO diploma and building her repertoire under the tutelage of Nicholas Morris. In addition to the organ, Barbara plays the violin to Grade 8 standard, the piano, and the drum kit, particularly specialising in rock and jazz for which she was awarded a percussion scholarship at the Berklee College of Music, Boston in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys conversing in French and German, reading across a number of subject areas and playing doubles tennis.
Honorary Lay Chaplain
Ms Patricia (Trish) Maude MBE has enjoyed a long career in teaching and teacher training and has been at Homerton College since 1974. Amongst many other roles, she has served as Head of Physical Education, Deputy Senior Tutor, Director of School Liaison, Head Coach of Homerton Gymnastics Club as well as being a keen supporter of music in the College. Her research interest is in physical literacy and she is the Early Years Coordinator for the International Physical Literacy Association. As Homerton’s Honorary Lay Chaplain she recently (September 2018) completed the Ely Diocesan training to become an Authorised Lay Minister, with a specialism in worship leading. Her role as Honorary Lay Chaplain includes liaising between St John’s Church and Homerton and acting as pastoral adviser to members of the choir in relation to the choir. She also prepares the non-musical content of the weekly Choral Evensong services and organises the worship-leading and reading rotas.