Director of Music
Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter was appointed Director of Music at Homerton in 2011 following the completion of his doctoral studies. As a choral director he has conducted choirs across the UK, as well as internationally across four continents. He has directed two commercial recordings with the Charter Choir: Audite Finem in 2014, on which two of Daniel’s own compositions appear alongside works of William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Peter Maxwell Davies, and John Hopkins among others; and 'Till all the place with music ring (music for Christmas and Advent) in 2019. The Choir's recording of Greta Tomlins's Let all the world in every corner sing has featured on BBC Radio 3.
After taking up the organ aged 17, Daniel served as Organ Scholar at Selwyn and Robinson Colleges, Cambridge. He has given recitals in Europe and Australasia, including at several Cambridge colleges, Southwark and Portsmouth Cathedrals, and at churches in France, Australia, and New Zealand. His teachers have included Gerard Brooks, David Sanger, and Anne Page. He has also played on several recordings, including on the organ for The Moon of Wintertime (Selwyn College Chapel Choir, 2005) and on the harmonium in The Minpins (London Schools Symphony Orchestra, 2003; an arrangement of Roald Dahl’s story set to the music of Jean Sibelius). In March 2014 he played the organ in an ABC Classic FM broadcast of a new work by composer Gerard Brophy for Guildford Grammar School in Perth, Australia.
Daniel is also a College Associate Professor in Music at Homerton, teaching a variety of undergraduate modules in the Cambridge Music Tripos, including practical musicianship, analysis, tonal skills, and music history courses. He is Director of Studies in Music at Homerton and Magdalene Colleges, Praelector at Homerton, and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculties of Music and History.
Shanna Hart started playing the organ aged 11, and her teachers have included Joanna Paul, Simon Williams and Stephen Farr. She was Organ Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge (2014–18, where she read Music and History & Philosophy of Science), then Graduate Organist for Robinson College, Cambridge, and Joint Accompanist for St John’s Voices (2018–19), attaining her FRCO diploma in 2019. She has recorded several single-composer CD recordings with these choirs, including those of Mathias (St John’s Voices), Quinn (Selwyn), and Vaughan Williams (Robinson), including some pieces as a soloist. She has most recently given solo recitals for the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester, and at St George’s, Hanover Square. She has a particular interest in Baroque music and counterpoint and supervises undergraduate practical musicianship and counterpoint for some of the colleges. She also teaches piano and organ and is currently Organist and Director of Music at St Botolph-without-Aldgate, London, where she has been since 2018. In her spare time, Shanna enjoys astro and wildlife photography
Junior Organ Scholar
Lorenzo Bennett is currently studying Music at Homerton. Having been proficient at the piano for a number of years prior to joining secondary school, he took up the organ whilst at Wimbledon College, under Karl Dorman. He began playing regularly at local Catholic churches, including St Anselm’s, Tooting Bec, and Holy Ghost, Balham. He also began playing in school services, and performed in various concerts, including at St John’s Smith Square. He sang in his school choir, going on various tours to Rome, Venice, Florence, Seville and Krakow. During his sixth form years, he held an organ scholarship at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, playing for weekly Masses, under the direction of Robert Rathbone and David Gammie. During his gap year, he was Organ Scholar at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond, playing for weekly Sunday Eucharist and Evensong services, under the direction of Alex Knight. He has given organ recitals in Southwark Cathedral and St Mary Magdalene, Richmond. He now learns with Margaret Phillips and hopes to continue to build his repertoire and experience. In his spare time, he also enjoys reading, watching documentaries, and is interested in historical research, art, genealogy and political affairs.
Honorary Lay Chaplain
Ms Patricia (Trish) Maude MBE has enjoyed a long career in teaching and teacher training and has been at Homerton College since 1974. Amongst many other roles, she has served as Head of Physical Education, Deputy Senior Tutor, Director of School Liaison, Head Coach of Homerton Gymnastics Club as well as being a keen supporter of music in the College. Her research interest is in physical literacy and she is the Early Years Coordinator for the International Physical Literacy Association. As Homerton’s Honorary Lay Chaplain she recently (September 2018) completed the Ely Diocesan training to become an Authorised Lay Minister, with a specialism in worship leading. Her role as Honorary Lay Chaplain includes liaising between St John’s Church and Homerton and acting as pastoral adviser to members of the choir in relation to the choir. She also prepares the non-musical content of the weekly Choral Evensong services and organises the worship-leading and reading rotas.