Stephen Smith, our accompanist, has accompanied or conducted many works with the Stour Choral Society since moving to Manningtree in 1973.

Music has been Stephen’s life-long interest, mainly as an organist, accompanist, choral conductor and singer.

He has given organ recitals locally and in the USA and Germany, and has given many recitals accompanying local artists. He was the founding chairman of the University of Essex choir, and sings with the Colchester Chamber Choir.

The console of the organ that Stephen uses for concerts was recently built to his design by Renatus Ltd. The sound generation system was designed and built by Stephen himself, mainly using samples from the EW Symphonic Orchestra and Hollywood Orchestra libraries.

Stephen is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Essex, where he was Dean of the School of Science and Engineering and Head of the Physics Department.

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