Ben Collyer

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Ben is Organist at St John’s Church, Hyde Park, London. He's available to play solo recitals, and to accompany services around London.

Ben began his musical education at the age of 7 as a treble in his local church choir in Stockport. When he was 16, he began studies at Chetham’s School of Music, where he studied the Organ with Christopher Stokes and the piano with Graham Caskie. At Chetham’s he performed regularly with Manchester Chamber Choir and Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra, and with visiting conductors Jac Van Steen, Paul McCreash and John Rutter. In 2017, Ben was awarded his ARCO diploma from the Royal College of Organists. In 2018 Ben took on the role of Organ Scholar at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, where he also studied for a BA in musicology. In his second year, he was appointed as the director of the student-run College choir. As a recitalist, Ben has performed in a number of prestigious venues, both in the UK and abroad. Some recent venues include L’Église Saint Vincent de Carcassonne and the Royal Opera House in Muscat. In 2020, Ben was given the Richard Newton Scarth Award to study for a MA in Organ performance at the Royal College of Music, where he now works with David Graham and Andy Dewar.

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Song list

WEDDING: Canon in D - Pachabel
Toccata - Widor
Prince of Denmark’s March - Clarke
Aria from Water Music - Handel
For the beauty of the Earth - Rutter
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Bridal chorus - Wagner
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring
Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
Schmüke dich, o liebe seele - Bach
Prelude and Fugue in G (Bwv 541) Bach
Sicilienne - Duruflé
Pavane - Fauré
Eternal Source of Light - Handel
Ave Maria - Schubert
O for the wings of a dove - Mendelssohn
Pie Jesu - Fauré
Allegretto from Sonata IV - Mendelssohn
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Sheep may safely graze - bach
POP: Piano man - Billy Joel
Music from the Lion King
A thousand years
Just the way you are
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I am flexible as long as I have 5 days' notice. I will be able to shift things around as long as I am warned in advance.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need around 20 minutes to make sure everything is in place.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You can certainly pick what you would like to hear me play from my set list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Normally a piano or organ is provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can certainly learn specific pieces if you request these. Depending on difficulty and time taken to learn this music, there may be an extra fee involved.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£300


From customers:

St C
1 year ago

Ben is an amazing organist.

Royal M
1 year ago

‘An assured, convincing performance’ - distinction awarded.