Australia’s Robert James Stove is one of a number of new members who joined the British Music Society recently.

Robert is currently in the final stages of his PhD candidature at the Sydney Conservatorium; his thesis is on the subject of Stanford’s organ music.

In 2019 he issued a CD – Pax Britannica: Organ Music by Victorian and Edwardian Composers (Ars Organi AOR002) – which includes works by Elgar, Parry, Stainer, Ethel Smyth, and Sterndale Bennett as well as Stanford. Currently, and despite the coronavirus-induced lockdown, he is the regular organist for livestreamed liturgies at St Fidelis’s Catholic Church in the Melbourne suburb of Moreland. 

Discover more about Robert on his website: 

Robert James Stove at the organ of St Michael’s Church, Melbourne, 2020 – photo © Martin Houben

New members welcomed to the Society this month include:

  • Stephen Albon, Barnstaple
  • Dr Robert Demaine, Wigginton, York (rejoining)
  • Craig Paterson. Topanga, USA
  • Robert Stove, Brighton, Australia

If you are not a member of the British Music Society, it is easy to join online.