The Assistant Organist

Samantha Poh
Originally from Singapore, Samantha held an organ scholarship at Blackburn Cathedral before coming to Christchurch. A graduate of Keble College, Oxford with a BA in Music, she has been playing the organ for six years, having studied with Fay Adamson, Roger Fisher, and Sebastian Thomson among others.
Her recent engagements include regular recitals at Blackburn and the surrounding Lancashire area, termly recitals at Keble as an undergraduate, and organist at St. George's Church, Tanglin in her native Singapore. Also in demand as a pianist, previous appearances also include the regular Warden's Recital at Keble, other Oxford colleges, and pianist and répétiteur for the Oxford student musical Anna Karenina in 2018 at St. Paul's, Covent Garden, where the Daily Info regarded her playing as 'fluent and tactful'.
Samantha's musical interests also extend beyond that of performing, made evident by the early music focus of her final degree examinations, including an independent research project on the pitch standards of the modern performance of early choral music, and the composition of Palestrina-style counterpoint, including a parody mass movement.