LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Recital: James Kellas – organ

Friday 29th October at 1:15 pm

FREE ADMITTANCE
Retiring Collection

The Programme

James Kellas – organ

L Vierne

Organ Symphony No 1 in D Minor
i. Prélude
ii. Fugue
iii. Pastorale
iv. Allegro vivace
v. Andante
vi. Final

The Artist

James Kellas is the Director of Music at St Martin’s Church, Ruislip, where he plays for three services per week and trains the amateur choir. Originally a solo pianist, holding a Master’s degree from the GSMD where he focused on French impressionism under Debussy specialist Paul Roberts, James has studied the organ principally with Richard Hobson (Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair) since a boy at Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood; other teachers over the years have included Gerard Brooks and Anne Marsden-Thomas and recently he gained the ARCO diploma in organ studies.

James read Music at Pembroke College, Oxford with composer Guy Newbury and is a passionate student of the Alexander Technique which significantly informs his playing and teaching. In addition to his performing work, James runs a busy private piano teaching practice together with teaching students at John Lyon School, Quainton Hall School and Dr Challoner’s Grammar School.

congregation sitting for service

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