James Davy is an engaging and dynamic musician who has spent over twenty years in Cathedral music, most recently as Organist and Master of the Choristers at Chelmsford Cathedral where his work included daily choral services, royal visits, BBC broadcasts and two operas at the Aldeburgh Festival; previous appointments included Portsmouth, Durham, St Albans and Blackburn Cathedrals, and Winchester College.

Suffolk raised, James is now School Organist at The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, and Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Woodbridge, remaining music director of the Chelmsford Singers and enjoying time as a freelance organist.

A published composer, James’s most recent projects have included a contribution to The Isolation Songbook (2020, recorded on the Delphian label) and incidental music for a production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (2023).

James is a keen equestrian, especially in the discipline of Eventing in which he competes with his Irish Sport Horse, Max, and enjoys volunteering as a fence judge at one day events.