Emma Trounson

Director of Music

Emma Trounson

email:

[ From mid-June 2022 ]

Emma was appointed as Director of Music at Saint James the Greater in May 2022 and is also Musical Director of Fosse Singers, Semper Singers, Corah (female vocal ensemble) and SoundCafe Choir (for homeless and vulnerably housed people). She was formerly Director of Music at All Saints with Holy Trinity, Loughborough.

As a solo and choral soprano, Emma has enjoyed television and radio appearances. She studied at the University of Bristol and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for an MA in Choral Conducting.

Emma now lives in Anstey with her husband Mark (also a professional musician) and their young son Henry. They are all rugby fans and have season tickets for Leicester Tigers!

Michael Rule

Associate Director of Music

Michael Rule

email:

Michael Rule is Associate Director of Music and Organist at St James the Greater and he also directs St James' Singers.

Mike first visited St James the Greater in 1999 and was instantly hooked by the beautiful music, liturgy and building. This led him on a path as a church musician and organist which continued whilst studying at university where he sang in the choir at Bath Abbey and was appointed Assistant Organist at Christ Church, Bath. He returned to Leicester in 2007 and was appointed Associate Director of Music at St James the Greater in August 2010.

He is also an Assistant Principal across two Leicester secondary schools, follows the Leicester Tigers, loves to cook (and eat!) and is the drummer in a rock band.

Guy Steed

Assistant Organist

Guy Steed

Guy is the Assistant Organist at St James the Greater and a Medical Student at the University of Leicester.

His interest in Church Music and Organ playing started during his time as a Chorister at Canterbury Cathedral where he was taught the organ by the then organist of the Cathedral, David Flood. Further study and practice resulted in him holding the post of organ scholar at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where he studied physics.

He lives in Leicester with his wife Chiara who is training to be a schoolteacher. He enjoys cooking, reading and learning languages.

Pandora Holladay

Organ Scholar

Pandora Holladay

Pandora is the Organ Scholar at St James the Greater. She has been a committed member of the choir ever since joining in 2010, rarely missing a practice. She has a love for the piano and this naturally led her to pursue the Organ.

She is currently on a placement year working as an Interactive Developer for IBM and will return to finish her final year of her Cyber Security Bachelors at De Montfort University, Leicester.


Site Information css 2.1 xhtml (strict)
View as: Desktop | Mobile