St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

James Gough - organ

Friday, 18 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

James Gough - organ

J S Bach

Prelude and Fugue in E flat major 'St Anne'

Jehan Alain

Scherzo from Suite

Alfred Hollins

A Song of Sunshine

Cesar Franck

Choral No.1 in E (15)

James Gough graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Organ Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in 2009, where his principal organ teacher was Nicolas Kynaston. During his time at the Academy, James gained the Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO) as well as the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music teaching diploma (LRAM). He was also the recipient of several Academy prizes including the Eric Thiman Organ Prize for solo organ, open to all RAM organ students.

James has taken part in numerous masterclasses with internationally acclaimed organists Olivier Latry, Daniel Roth, Bine Bryndorf, Piet Kee, James O'Donnell, Patrick Russill and David Titterington, amongst others. Whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, James was chosen to play the organ for Elton John's visit and has also taken part in numerous performances abroad with the organ department including South Germany, Sweden, Denmark and France. During this period, James was also organ scholar at St Bride's Church Fleet Street where he performed regularly with the professional choir and music team for services and concerts, and it is a real pleasure to be returning to give this recital.

As a solo recitalist, James has played in many of the UK's churches and cathedrals and has also given a number of world premiere performances by renowned composers including David Bednall and Diana Burrell, with the latter as part of London's Spitalfields Festival. He now works as a freelance organist/repetiteur in London, and combines this with teaching.

James Gough graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Organ Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in 2009, where his principal organ teacher was Nicolas Kynaston. During his time at the Academy, James gained the Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO) as well as the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music teaching diploma (LRAM). He was also the recipient of several Academy prizes including the Eric Thiman Organ Prize for solo organ, open to all RAM organ students.