Roger Sayer is Organist and Director of Music at The Temple Church, London, having previously held the same position at Rochester Cathedral. He is also Deputy Chorus Director and Accompanist to the London Symphony Chorus.

In his early years Roger was an organ student at St Paul’s Cathedral and also won many prizes for organ playing as a student at the Royal College of Music. Notably his success as a prize winner in the 1989 St Albans International Organ Competition led to a career of international recital tours which take him all over the world. He has many recordings both as organist and conductor which have received wide critical acclaim. Two CDs will be released in the next six months; one is Roger’s final Rochester organ solo recording and the other is his first as Music Director of the Temple Church Choir. This will include the first recording of the new cantata, Our Present Charter, by the American Composer, Nico Muhly, written for the choir to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. In 2015/16, Roger will record the complete 20 Rheinberger organ sonatas.

Under his direction the Temple Church Choir has performed live on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, the Cadogan Hall and has recently returned from a highly acclaimed tour to Washington DC. Roger is organ soloist on the soundtrack of the current blockbuster film ‘Interstellar’ which was released in early November 2014. Roger also examines for the ABRSM.



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