Patrick Larley was born in Frodsham, Cheshire in 1951. He studied piano and organ whilst a chorister, and from the age of 15, gained considerable choral conducting experience as organist and choirmaster at two parish churches in the Cheshire area.
After studying organ and singing at the Royal Manchester College of Music
and gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists, Patrick
began a professional career centred around cathedral music; as a singer
in Wells Cathedral, Somerset, an organist at St. Asaph Cathedral in North
Wales and St. James Church in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, and then as
Director of Music at Ellesmere College, in Shropshire. In 1990 he relinquished
this post to concentrate on his freelance work as a composer, conductor,
harpsichordist and organist. Patrick is Music Director of Birmingham Festival Choral Society and Ludlow Choral
Patrick works from the peaceful setting of his home a converted 18th century malt house in a small farming village in North Wales, where he lives with his wife Gill.