Panel discussion: Growing the church younger through music

Amidst a landscape where children are an increasingly rare sight in church, music provides a route for meaningful, long-term engagement with young people. This panel discussion features a number of musicians working in Yorkshire churches, all of whom are engaging with significant numbers of young people and working with a growth narrative. 

15:00-15:45 27 April 2024


Tansy Castledine

Tansy Castledine is a highly regarded British choral conductor at the forefront of the profession within Church Music. Her dynamic and engaging style is known for engendering outstanding results from the choirs with which she works, making her much in demand as a conductor, educator, and animateur.

Robert Poyser

Organist and Director of Music at Beverley Minster.

Ian Wilcock

Senior Musical Director and Organist at Rotherham Minster, along with being Director of the Minster Choir.

Mark Keith

Organist and Director of Music at Hull Minster.

Tom Daggett

Conductor, organist and Director of Music & Schools Singing Programme at Sheffield Cathedral.  Previously worked at St Paul’s Cathedral where he implemented a music partnership programme for children.


Ebor Singers
Mark Keith
Alexander L’Estrange
Carl Jackson
William McVicker
Peter Asprey
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
Andy Thomas
Philip Moore
Hannah Davey
Alison Barrington
Adrian Bawtree
Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
James Gilchrist
Pete Gunstone
Tansy Castledine
Peter Aiers
Roxanna Panufnik
Robert Sharpe
Tom Daggett
Victoria Johnson