Kevin Bowyer has been Organist to the University of Glasgow since September 2005. He accompanies Chapel Choir and is Artistic Director of the annual International Organ Festival held in the Memorial Chapel.
Kevin also leads the Sorabji Organ Works Project, a five year plan supported by The Glasgow University Trust, aims to have a complete critical edition of all three of the Sorabji organ symphonies in print by June 2013 as well as live performances of all three works. CD recordings of the complete Sorabji organ works will be released on Altarus Records, who will also produce a DVD documenting the entire project. Sorabji's massive and largely unplayed Second Organ Symphony (1929-32, about 6½ hours) is scheduled for performance in June 2009. The Third Organ Symphony (1949-54, also about 6½ hours, also unplayed), reputedly the most complex and technically demanding organ work ever composed, is currently undergoing conversion from the manuscript into a workable performing score and is scheduled to be surfacing in public performance in early summer 2013.
Katy Lavinia Cooper took up the position of Director of Chapel Music in April 2015, having been involved with chapel music since 1998. Katy sang in the choir as a Choral Scholar and volunteer singer for over twelve years before taking up conducting roles (Lanfine Conducting Scholar, Associate Conductor). Following the completion of an MA Hons at Glasgow, Katy completed an MMus, studying with Warwick Edwards and focusing on Songs and Fancies, the first book of secular music to be published in Scotland. Katy is currently completing the corrections to her doctoral thesis which looks at the Commonplace book of Robert Edward.
Katy trained as a choral conductor with the English organisation Sing for Pleasure, for whom she know works as a tutor. Musical Director of Cathures since 2007. She founded and continues to conduct the award-winning Glasgow Madrigirls, and has recently been appointed Director of Chapel Music at the University of Glasgow. Other conducting work includes groups of all shapes and sizes, from Glasgow University Choral Society to the Tartan Tones (John Lewis workplace choir), and she also works as a choral conducting tutor. As a singer Katy performs with the harmony folk-groups Muldoon's Picnic and Crying Lion and the early music ensemble Sang Scule. Her compositions and arrangements for choir have been widely published and performed, and she was recently commissioned by Scottish Opera to write the score of the children's opera "KidO" (four stars in The Herald).