Michael Bell is presently resident organist and composer at St Matthews in the City and Head of Strings at King's Prep School, Auckland. He has performed with many choirs and orchestra's around the North island including NZ Opera Chorus and Bach Musica. He has a passion for the music of J.S. Bach and improvises with his own blend of Classical and Baroque elements. In 2013 St Matthews in the City premiered his 'Puriri Mass', Bell's second mass written to expose the recently installed Henry Willis organ. In 2014 the Kings School Chapel Choir sang his anthem 'For the Music of Creation' at the Kids' Sing Competition.