Romsey Abbey’s Organist and Master of the Choristers is Robert Fielding. He holds MMus and MPhil degrees and is a holder of both the Fellowship and Choirmaster diplomas of the Royal College of Organists. He studied organ with Ronald Frost, Keith Bond, Noel Rawsthorne and John Bishop. His BA (Hons) was in Music and Worship.
He works as an organist, choral trainer and co stumposer, with a number of works for choir and organ in print. He has been Director of Music at Sarum College, Salisbury where he directed courses for organists, choirs, composers and choral directors. Robert studied composition with Andrew Downes at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Ian Hare at Lancaster University, Adrian Beaumont and Jonathan Cross at Bristol University. Both Masters degrees included composition folios.
He is a Church Music Adviser to the Diocese of Salisbury where he directs the Salisbury Diocesan Certificate in Church Music programme, pipe up! and Courses for Volunteer Organists. Robert is also an Honorary Member of the Birmingham Conservatoire. In any spare time Robert runs a 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow for weddings and special occasions!
Robert’s predecessor was Jeffrey Williams.