Robert Jones – organJ S Bach
Partite diverse sopra ‘Christ, der du bist der helle Tag’, BWV 766Edward Bairstow
Sonata in E flat
I. Andante serioso, ma con moto
II. Allegro giocoso
from Six Pieces pour Grande Orgue
Robert Jones was born and educated in Croydon – he was a member of the renowned Trinity Boys Choir and gained the FRCO diploma while still at school. During this period, he also ran his own parish church choir and studied the piano as a Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music. He then became a Music Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, singing in the cathedral choir under Simon Preston while studying the organ with Nicholas Danby and singing with David Johnston.
Subsequently he was a Lay Clerk at St George’s Chapel, Windsor and Westminster Cathedral before embarking on a career as one of Britain’s leading consort singers, featuring on award-winning recordings with the Tallis Scholars, the Orlando Consort and the Gabrieli Consort. He has been Director of Music at St Bride’s since 1988 and is also active as pianist and organist, teacher, conductor of amateur choirs and examiner for ABRSM, working in the Far East as well as the UK.
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