Congratulations Cameron on your First Engagement!

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We are delighted to report that Cameron Lewis, current holder of The Sir David Willcocks Organ Award is doing very well and thoroughly enjoying playing the organ. He has recently been engaged by a local church which previously did not have an organist, which is terrific news!

Cameron, who is a pupil at The Cathedral School in Llandaff, is pictured above with Canon Michael Short who is assisting at St Donat’s until the church’s new vicar arrives in February.

Stephen Moore, Director of Music at Llandaff Cathedral and Cameron’s organ teacher says: “We are working towards him taking Grade 5 at Easter so he is currently preparing works by Bach and Rawsthorne for his exam.

Regular Sunday contribution

“I am thrilled Cameron has achieved his first engagement as an organist at St Donat’s Church in Abercynon, a church where there was previously no organist. He is able to practise regularly there and plays for their congregational Eucharist each Sunday, preparing 5 hymns, Mass setting and a voluntary on either organ or piano. This has been a great thing for Cameron and has sped up his progress no end. He also enjoys the opportunity to page turn for services in the Cathedral organ loft.

“He is also currently looking at sixth form music scholarships at various schools and working towards grade 8 piano. Last spring he took part in a Welsh National Opera touring production of Magic Flute and will be continuing with the organ past the end of his scholarship next summer.

Organ playing Career

Cameron adds: “I thoroughly enjoy having a role as the Organist at St Donat’s Church, and playing five hymns every Sunday for the Eucharist has helped me grow in confidence.  I am very grateful for the opportunity and I would like to study the organ at university in the future.”

His proud mum, Tracey Rosser, says: “The is award is proving to be a wonderful experience for him and the Abercynon community has given a huge welcome to us, and we cannot thank them enough! Cameron loves every minute and is progressing steadily.”