[This is a series where we share short tutorials on a range of different pieces introduced and played by our colleague Jonathan Kingston, on our Viscount Organs. ]
In this edition of the series, we bring you “Chelsea Fayre” – a jolly and light hearted piece written by St Margaret’s Westminster organist Reginald Goss-Custard. Interestingly his brother Harry was organist of Liverpool Cathedral. Jonathan plays this on our Envoy 23-S. We hope that you find this piece a worthwhile addition to your library and enjoy the tips that Jonathan provides for it’s performance.
More About Jonathan Kingston’s Musical Background
Jonathan studied the organ with Professor Ian Tracey and Ian Wells of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, home to one of the largest pipe organs in the world. He was appointed Organ Scholar, and subsequently Sub-Organist to Bradford Cathedral before securing positions as Assistant Director and Director of Music at two leading independent schools. He is currently Associate Director of Music at the Ordinariate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Piccadilly.
Jonathan’s Work With Viscount
I am pleased to have Jonathan working with us – he covers several areas from sales, demonstrations, voicing of instruments and performing. His playing features on the current promotional DVD material for Viscount, and he would be very pleased to hear from any churches or individuals requiring an engaging and lively recitalist. If you would like to connect with Jonathan directly, please feel free to follow him on Twitter (@jonkingston) or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
More About the Organ Being Played In This Tutorial
Jonathan plays this piece on our very own Envoy 23-s. This is the smallest of our ‘Physical Modeling’ based instruments with 23 stops in a real wood veneer cabinet. It has a huge internal library allowing the user to create 4 totally individual voice pallets from classic English through Baroque and Romantic. For more information have a look at its specifications here.