Ashley Wagner's profile picture
Organist

Ashley Wagner

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
(5.0)Read all 3 reviews
Watch
Booking protection
Secure online payments
Free 48hr cancellations
Support available Mon-Sun
Like Ashley?
Watch & Listen

About Ashley

I am the Assistant Head of Music at Birmingham Cathedral. I studied organ performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Organist
Birmingham

Ashley Wagner is the Assistant Head of Music of Birmingham Cathedral, where he is the principal accompanist to the cathedral choirs. He supports the Head of Music, David Hardie, in training the choristers and running the music department. He also directs the voluntary choir ('The St.Philip's Singers'), organises the Monday lunchtime recital series and plays a significant role in the music outreach program. Ashley studied for an undergraduate degree in organ performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated with first-class honours. He assumed his current position at Birmingham Cathedral during his final year of study. He has studied the organ with Terence Atkins, Robin Walker, Henry Fairs and Daniel Moult and choral conducting with Paul Spicer. He continues his studies with Thomas Trotter. He has previously held positions at Worcester Cathedral, St.Sepulchre-without-Newgate ('the musicians' church') and St.John the Baptist Parish Church, Chipping Barnet. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Ashley has won awards through the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Essex Organ Competition, Royal College of Organists and Incorporated Association of Organists. As a soloist and recitalist Ashley has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Amsterdam Orgelpark and several British Cathedrals, town halls and churches. He has broadcast on BBC radio and television.

Encore badges
6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music
See all genres
Instruments:
See all instruments
Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service
See all event types

Song list

Larger Choral works including:
Handel: Messiah
Faure: Requiem
Durufle: Requiem
Core Anglican Choral Repertoire
Solo repertoire:
Larger works including:
Reubke Sonata
Franck Grand Pièce Symphonique
Vierne Symphony 3
Lighter music and transcriptions including:
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1
Mendelssohn St Paul Overture
Weber Jubel-Ouvertüre
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Also contemporary organ works and early music
Ashley
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5
3 verified reviews
Satisfaction
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5.0
Professionalism
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5.0
Communication
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5.0
Punctuality
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5.0

Reviews

From Encore customers:

RE
Richard E
4 months ago
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

Ashley played sensitivity and did a thoroughly musicianly job. A real find.

From other customers:

DM
Dylan M
9 months ago, for a Concert in Birmingham
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

"The Vierne in this recital was simply sublime!"

DH
David H
9 months ago, for a Concert in Birmingham
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

Ashley is an excellent accompanist and soloist