An experienced and passionate liturgical organist and choral accompanist.
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 now 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