Sam Bayliss

Sam Bayliss started his association with cathedral music as a chorister in Worcester Cathedral Choir. On leaving school Sam spent three years as organ scholar at Somerville College, Oxford, where he studied Mathematics and Computer Science. During this period he became organist and choirmaster at St Mark's Church, Swindon, successfully achieving his ARCO, winning two prizes.

While working and training as an accountant in London, Sam continued his interests in singing, as a deputy with various professional church choirs and with the BBC Symphony Chorus, perf
orming regularly at the Barbican Centre and the Royal Albert Hall in the BBC Proms. On returning to Worcestershire in 2009, he returned as Director of Music at St Mark's, as well as singing as a deputy lay clerk at both Gloucester and Worcester cathedrals.

Since September 2012 he has been an alto lay clerk at Hereford Cathedral and the accompanist for Monmouth Choral Society, and in 2022 fulfilled a long-held ambition i
n successfully completing his FRCO diploma. He combines his musical interests with a "day job" as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Adviser, running his own small practice.   As well as the organ, Sam has studied the oboe and the piano, on which he holds the DipABRSM in performance. His other interests include cricket and squash.


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