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Daniel Mansfield is an organist, choral director, singer and teacher based in Liverpool.
He began his musical career at an early age, as a chorister at West Derby Parish Church. Whilst at school, he began his organ lessons with Ian Wells. At the age of 16, he was appointed Junior Organ Scholar at Holy Trinity Church in Southport, to continue studies with Ian Wells. Whilst at Holy Trinity, Daniel regularly accompanied the church choir, including services on annual cathedral trips. Daniel also took part in many concerts here.
In 2014, Daniel was appointed Organ Scholar of Liverpool Cathedral, under Professor Ian Tracey. Here, he accompanied and directed the cathedral choir, and played the organ for other statutory and non-statutory services.
During this time, he founded the St Margaret's Singers, a choir based at the parish church of St Margaret of Antioch in Toxteth, Liverpool, where he was the organist alongside his cathedral duties. The choir sung regularly at the church, and meets annually to sing in a cathedral for a weekend residency.
In September 2017, he took up the post of Organ Scholar at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Here, he shared on the rota of organists to play the famous 1967 Walker Organ. He regularly accompanied and directed the cathedral choir, and assisted in the training of the choristers.
In October 2018, he returned to Liverpool Cathedral to take up the post of Organ Scholar until August 2019, working with Lee Ward and Professor Ian Tracey, before moving on to take up the post of Organist at St John the Baptist, Tuebrook.
In September 2022, Daniel was appointed Director of Music at Holy Trinity, Southport, where he takes overall responsibility for the fine musical tradition of the church It is one of only a few churches in Liverpool to offer a full midweek service of Choral Evensong. Daniel trains and directs the choir, and leads the annual week long Cathedral Singing Tour.
Daniel is a graduate of Liverpool Hope University, where he obtained an upper second class honours degree in music. Here, he was a member of the university's acapella choir 'Voices of Hope', a regular performer, and frequently assisted in the direction, accompaniment and training of the university choir. He holds honorary fellowships from the Three Counties School of Music, and the Cotswold Society of Church Musicians.
Daniel now works as a freelance musician, and has a busy schedule of teaching and performing in and around Liverpool, as well as regularly playing organ recitals at locations around the UK.