Organist, pianist, harpsichordist, accompanist and teacher
"a very fine recitalist indeed"
Dr Stephen Cleobury, Kings College Cambridge.
James is versatile and professional
James has the knack of sharing his enthusiasm for music and significant keyboard skills with others of whatever age and ability
James performs a number of recitals each year. Watch this space for 2023 recitals!
The organ and choir of All Saints Pittville, Cheltenham can be heard regularly at Sunday services.
Sunday Mass 10.30 am
As Director of Music and Organist at All Saints, James oversees the well regarded organ recital series held at All Saints each year. Go to www.allsaintschelt.net for more details.
He enjoys performing on this special organ, designed by Adolf von Holst, the father of composer Gustav Holst. As a choirboy, listening to his father playing this organ, it is almost certainly the case that here is where the young Gustav first discovered his love of and talent for music. Certainly his early compositions were written for this organ, including the lovely carol, 'In the Bleak Midwinter'.
" It is a privilege to play the organ of All Saints week by week in Sunday services. Performing a recital, however, always gives the organist a chance to demonstrate the true colours and variety of the instrument "