St Albans Cathedral is delighted to announce the appointment of William Fox as the next Director of Music. Will is currently the Assistant Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Having begun his musical career as a chorister at York Minster, Will went on to be an organ Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, from where he graduated with a first-class degree in Music. Previously, he held Organ Scholarships at Hereford Cathedral, and at Wells Cathedral while at school. Will is a prize-winning fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and until recently was a Junior Fellow of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. William is active as an organ recitalist in the UK and abroad, and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio and television. In 2022, William played the organ at the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II and at the National Service of Prayer and Reflection the day following her death; both services were broadcast to millions around the world.

Dean Jo said: "I am thrilled that Will has accepted our invitation to be the next Director of Music here at St Albans Cathedral. Music is the at the heartbeat of this holy place and, as we celebrate Andrew Lucas’ wonderful leadership of excellence in music here over the last 25 years, I am confident that under Will’s leadership we can also look to a very bright future indeed.  After wide consultation, the Chapter set its commitment to the way forward in music here to build on and develop the excellence in music we currently enjoy, extend musical partnerships across our diocese, and to ensure parity between girls and boys. Will clearly demonstrated his ability, and his commitment, to lead us in achieving these goals and also expressed his enthusiasm about joining us on this journey.  We look forward to giving Will a warm St Albans welcome later this year".

William said: “I am delighted to be moving to St Albans as Director of Music in September. I’m committed to maintaining the musical excellence upheld by Andrew Lucas and working with the Dean, the Cathedral community and the Diocese to develop an exciting future in this special place. I have loved the last six years at St Paul’s, especially working with Andrew Carwood who has been the most inspirational colleague, and I take many happy memories with me as I move a few miles north”.