Steve Bowey, FRCO

Steve Bowey, FRCO | Accompanist

Steve studied organ and piano from an early age, playing the organ regularly at St Francis and St Andrew’s churches in Coulsdon.

After gaining an engineering degree from Salford University he moved to Newbury to work for Vodafone. In 1991 Steve was appointed accompanist of the Cromwell Singers and later became their Musical Director. From 1992, he was Director of Music at St Mary's Church, Shaw-cum-Donnington and regularly worked with other local choirs, including the Douai Choral Society, the Downland Chorale, the RSCM Southern Cathedral Singers, Berkshire Maestros youth choirs and Worcester College Oxford.

In 2006 Steve joined the Royal College of Organists and in July the following year took the examination for Associate (ARCO) for which he was awarded the Limpus prize for performance, as well as the Sowerbutts and Samuel Baker prizes. After further study, he was awarded the Fellowship Diploma (FRCO) in January 2011. His current musical commitments include teaching organ, piano, and music theory. He is Director of Music at St Mary’s Shaw-cum-Donnington, organist at Cheam School and regularly gives solo organ recitals. Steve is currently the regular accompanist for Newbury Choral Society and The Cecilia Consort but also enjoys working with the other choirs in Newbury and the surrounding area.

Steve's photo by Simon Crompton-Reid.