John Young

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Hello. I am a very experienced cathedral standard organist for weddings, funerals, and memorial services. I also have a choir and bagpiper.
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I have been to so many special ceremonies which have been compromised by the poor standard of music. My mission, should you choose to accept this, is to ensure this does not happen at yours! Now based in the south west but happy to travel. Organist and choirmaster. It gives me great delight to provide a bespoke service for you. I enjoy working with you to ensure you get the musical experience that will enhance your ceremony. I like to meet clients at the venue to explore possibilities and limitations of the venue. It’s very important to me that we get everything just right. I can also provide singers and an excellent bagpiper!

Traditional church music, Christmas, Military, Classical, Baroque, Fanfare, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music
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Event types:
Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Church service, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party
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Song list

Nimrod - Elgar
Choral Song - Wesley
Nun danket - Karg Elert
Toccata - Widor
Final - Vierne
Carillon Sortie - Mulet
Sortie in E flat - Lefebure-Wely
Crown Imperial - Walton
Toccata and Fugue in D minor -Bach
Fantasia in G - Bach
Adagio - Barber
Solemn Melody - Walford Davies
Angel’s Farewell - Elgar
Preludes various keys - Bach
Tuba Tune - Cocker
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Prince of Denmark’s March - Clarke
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
March on a Theme of Handel - Guilmant
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring - Bach
Air on the G String - Bach
In dulci jubilo - Bach
Wedding March from Sound of Music
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Bridal March - Wagner


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Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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From customers:

Paula C
8 months ago, for a Wedding in South St
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5 out of 5

John has been fantastic through-out the whole process. From assisting in planning hymns and music and coming up with suggestions, reviewing our order of service drafting for feedback, attending a run-through of the ceremony the day before and then of course on the big day. Communication through-out has been great and his musical ability second to none! Cannot recommend John highly enough. Paula & Steve

Sarah R
9 months ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Wellington TA21
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5 out of 5

I have known John Young as a talented organist and Director of Music for many years. The standard of his organ playing is outstanding, such that many parishioners remain seated at the end of a service to enjoy and applaud the recessional. John played for our wedding 40 years ago and, more recently, at several family funerals (by prior request!). Whether he is at the console of the parish church organ or that of a more limited rural instrument his playing is full of dignity or utter joy as the occasion requires. With his vast experience and knowledge of music, he can offer advice on the choice of suitable music with empathy and with gentle good humour. You can rest assured that the musical aspect of your service or event will be in very capable hands. I cannot recommend John Young highly enough.