Charter Choir - Who's Who?

Daniel Trocmé-Latter (Director of Music)

Photo: Daniel Trocme-Latter conductingDr 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. In 2014, with the Charter Choir, he recorded Audite Finem, on which two of Daniel’s own compositions appear alongside works of William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Peter Maxwell Davies, and John Hopkins among others. 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. Since that time 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 Teaching Officer in Music at Homerton, teaching a variety of undergraduate modules in the Cambridge Music Tripos, including practical musicianship (aural and keyboard skills), 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 Faculty of Music. He is also Recording and Digital Media Reviews Editor for the Oxford journal Early Music.

Matthew Walters (Senior Organ Scholar)

Photo: Matthew WaltersMatthew Walters is in his second year studying Classics at Homerton. He began playing the organ in 2013 under Christopher Tambling at Downside School, and was subsequently taught by Toby Moschard and Julian McNamara. He now learns with William Whitehead. In his final year at school he held an organ scholarship at St John's Church, Glastonbury under Matthew Redman, performing at a weekly Sunday Eucharist and a monthly Evensong. He has also performed in Wells Cathedral and Downside Abbey. He enjoys football and plays centre midfield in the Homerton College 1st XI. He also maintains an occasional philosophy blog and produces/mixes electronic music under the alias Reductio. When he's not exercising mind or body, Matt listens to drum and bass.

 

Mark Englander (Junior Organ Scholar)

Photo: Mark EnglanderMark Englander in his first year at Homerton studying Computer Science with Mathematics. Born in Manchester, he began playing the piano when he was 6 years old, and the guitar aged 8. After attending his local primary school, he was accepted into Chetham's School of Music to study piano, guitar and composition; by the age of 15 he had achieved a high standard of guitar playing and a DipABRSM in piano. During his school years Mark ranked in many piano competitions across Europe such as the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) competition, and also performed Chopin's 1st Piano Concerto in Cambridge with a full chamber orchestra. At the start of his final year in his local sixth-form he began playing the organ, which he quickly took a liking to. Playing in church became the regular Sunday routine for Mark, where at St Thomas's Church, Pendleton he also began to oversee the choir. Mark has always been interested in mathematics, and began programming at the beginning of high school; he began creating games and other apps shortly after. He hopes to continue developing his organ repertoire and contribute to Homerton's musical life.

Patricia Maude (Honorary Lay Chaplain)

Photo: Patricia MaudeMs 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.