Philip Le Bas
Born in Cambridge, UK, and grew up in Leicester. Studied at Cambridge University, Oxford University, Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome), St Mary's University College (Twickenham). Degrees in Natural Sciences, Nuclear Physics, and Theology/Philosophy. Instruments: bassoon, flute, piano. Currently principal bassoonist with the Maidstone Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra. Choir director for the Church of Sts Peter and Paul, Seal, near Sevenoaks. Recently retired Head of Physics at Walthamstow Hall, an independent girls secondary school in Sevenoaks. Married to Rev. Anne Le Bas, who is vicar of Sts Peter and Paul, Seal.
Compositions to date include original works and arrangements of liturgical music, barbershop songs and music for wind instruments.