Ben Giddens Accompanist
Ben Giddens is Assistant Organist at The Guards’ Chapel, Wellington Barracks where he accompanies the professional choir and presides over the new Chapel organ by Harrison and Harrison.
Ben previously held the post of Associate Organist at St Martin in the Fields. Whilst at St Martin’s, he had the opportunity to perform with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the Brandenburg Sinfonia as well as performing regularly on BBC Radio 3.
Ben has held organist posts at St Bartholomew the Great and Magdalen College, Oxford. At Oxford he toured regularly with the Chapel Choir as well as featuring on recordings and regular broadcasts. Prior to this Ben held the position of Acting Assistant Organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he performed at many Royal occasions.
Ben holds a first-class honours degree in Music from the University of East Anglia. Whilst studying for his degree, he held the organ scholarship at Norwich Cathedral before returning to St George’s, Windsor.
Ben currently maintains an active schedule of freelance performing and regularly deputises at St Bride’s Fleet Street and is the accompanist for Wokingham Choral Society.