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Playing The Organ

We aim to reach our target of £1 million in order to increase our resources and the opportunities to provide an outstanding musical education for our choristers, choral students and organ students.

Sample projects

Lessons in improvisation

Many of the country’s leading organists received their formative training at St John’s. A gift of £800 would provide lessons in improvisation for both our organ students for one year.

Graduate choral scholarships

In providing an excellent musical education, the Choir has proved particularly successful as a vehicle for developing vocal talent for the world of opera and oratorio. St John’s is keen to build on this success by offering opportunities to promising young singers who would benefit from a year singing in the Choir after graduation to develop their vocal technique. A gift of £15,000 would provide complete support for a graduate choral scholarship for one year. Such a scholarship could be endowed in perpetuity for £415,000.

Singing lessons

Both the Choral Scholars and the Choristers of the Choir are fortunate enough to benefit from singing lessons from internationally renowned singing teacher David Lowe. A gift of £10,000 would fund the Choral Scholars’ singing lessons for one year.

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Latest webcast

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1 December 2019

This week's webcast is our own recording of the Advent Carol Service, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on 1 December 2019.

The service includes a selection of readings, prayers and music for the season of Advent.

Latest news

Mathias Choral Music

Our sister choir has recorded an album of music by William Mathias in collaboration with the Gentlemen of St John's

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer