David Grealy – Director of Music

David Grealy, a native of Galway in the west of Ireland, comes to the Diocese of East Anglia from the Diocese of Leeds, where he has been Assistant Organist at Leeds Cathedral as well as a tutor on the diocesan schools’ singing and keyboard studies programmes. David has worked in Catholic dioceses in Ireland, England and Germany, each with their own unique traditions and approach to sacred music. He is a graduate of Maynooth University (Ireland) and the Hochschule für Musik, Cologne, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. He has previously held positions at Westminster Cathedral and St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. David also be leads the Diocese of East Anglia’s Schools Singing Programme, which aims to bring high quality choral music into the life of Catholic schools up and down the Diocese.

Neil Ricketts – Cathedral Organist


Neil Ricketts secured his first post as Organist at the age of thirteen. He graduated from the University of Reading in 1989.  Whilst there, Neil was Conductor of the University Chamber Orchestra, Musical Director of the University Singers and was twice winner of the Barnard Organ prize for solo performance.  Since moving to Norfolk in 1993, Neil has been Organist and Choirmaster at St Andrew’s Church, Eaton, Conductor of the Eaton Parishes Choir & Orchestra, as well as conductor of the Hethersett Singers.  Neil was appointed Organist of St John’s RC Cathedral in Norwich in July 2013.

Additionally, Neil has been in demand as an accompanist, accompanying numerous local choirs, as well as instrumental soloists and professional jazz musicians/singers. Neil has also pursued a solo career performing with the Norwich Mozart Orchestra and is a regular recitalist on the cathedral circuit. His playing has been broadcast by the BBC on numerous occasions.