James Norrey

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Assistant Sub-Organist of Rochester Cathedral and organ and piano teacher at King's School, Rochester.

James Norrey received his musical training at Chetham’s School of Music studying organ with Christopher Stokes, Organist and Master of the Choristers of Manchester Cathedral and at Trinity College of Music studying with William Whitehead. James has held organ scholarships at Canterbury and Chelmsford Cathedrals, and in 2010 was appointed Assistant Organist of Llandaff Cathedral. At Llandaff James accompanied the Cathedral Choir in their Opus Dei on the new Nicholson of Malvern organ and trained the Probationary Choristers. He also recorded the first choral CD recording with the new organ titled Majestas and played for Her Majesty the Queen in a service of celebration for her Diamond Jubilee. In 2012 he became Assistant Director of Music at St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle and Director of Campus Music at Northumbria University. At the Cathedral, as well as accompanying the Cathedral Choirs in their Opus Dei, James also set up the Lunchtime Recital Series and commissioned The Newcastle Serviceby Nicholas Wibberley. At the University James ran the University Choir which performed in the presence of The Duke of York and developed links with Newcastle University. As a recitalist, James has performed throughout the country, at many of the major British cathedrals, including Durham, Gloucester, Worcester and Westminster. James moved to London in September 2015 to become a freelance musician. In his spare time James takes an active interest in publicity and design work and is the graphic designer for Hexham Abbey Festival of Music and Arts.

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