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An experienced organist, choral accompanist and pianist.
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James Norrey received his musical education at Chetham’s School of Music studying with Christopher Stokes, and at Trinity Laban studying with William Whitehead. James has held posts at the Cathedrals of Canterbury, Chelmsford, Llandaff, Newcastle and Rochester. At Llandaff, he recorded the fist choral CD recording with the new Nicholson of Malvern organ titled Majestas (available on iTunes) and played for Her Majesty the Queen in a service of celebration for her Diamond Jubilee. At Rochester, as well as accompanying the Cathedral Choir in their Opus Dei, James accompanied the Choir on BBC Radios 2 and 3 and the Choir’s last CD The Song the Angels sing (available on Regent Records). James is a freelance musician based in London and is also a founding member of Seraphim, a London based ensemble made up of professional singers for which James accompanies; they have released their debut recording titled Three Messages (available on iTunes) featuring music by Thomas Hewitt Jones and Robert Mingay-Smith. As a recitalist, James has performed throughout the country at many of the major British Cathedrals including Liverpool Anglican, Gloucester, Westminster, Worcester and St Paul’s.

Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Traditional church music, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Early music, Renaissance
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Event types:
Church service, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Concert, Recording session, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Theatre / Show, Cruise
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Bach: Air (Suite No. 3)
Bach: Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
Charpentier: Trumpet Tune
Charpentier: Prelude (Te Deum)
Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March
Chopin: Nocturne in E flat
Debussy: Clair de lune
Handel: Water Music
Handel: Overture (Fireworks Music)
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Ireland: Alla Marcia
Lefebure-Wely: Sortie in E flat
Mathias: Fanfare
Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Pachabel: Canon in D
Parry: Bridal March (The Birds of Aristophanes)
Purcell: Trumpet Tune
Purcell: March
Saint-Saens: Final (Organ Symphony)
Stanley: Trumpet Voluntary
Tschaikowsky: Romance
Verdi: Grand March (Aida)
Vierne: Final (Symphonie I)
Wagner: Bridal March (Lohengrin)
Walton: Orb and Sceptre
Wesley: Air and Gavotte
Widor: Toccata (Symphonie V)
Widor: Marche Pontificale (Symphonie I)


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Gavin C, 1 month ago

James is a true pro! His playing was stunning and very sensitive to the needs of the service. He was so easy to work with too.

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Robert M, 1 month ago

James accompanied Seraphim for a wedding with great flair and musicality. It was fabulous to make music with him and we'll certainly be working with him again.