Assistant DoM/Organists

John Norris BA FGMS PGCE - Organist

John Norris

John has recently rejoined us as Organist after a gap of some 20 years, during which he was based in other parts of the country and played for a number of churches. The most recent of these was St Wulfram's Grantham.

He returned to this area in the summer of 2015 and he now plays for our main services.

He is available as a freelance organist at other times. You can read more about this on his website.

Vacancy - 'Soundbites' Organ Scholar

We are now looking for a new scholar to commence as soon as possible as described on our scholarships webpage.

Michael Stephens-Jones, previous 'Soundbites' Organ Scholar

Michael in All Saints Summer 2015

Michael has been elected Organ Scholar of Selwyn College, Cambridge commencing Autumn 2018. He is spending his 'gap-year' as Organ Scholar to the Dean Close Foundation. There he is working with musicians throughout the school, the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum of Dean Close Preparatory School and the musicians of Tewkesbury Abbey.

Brian Bromley ARCO - Organist Emeritus

Brian at the console

Brian Bromley has been associated with All Saints' for over 60 years, originally joining the choir as a probationer at the age of 7. He is a busy teacher of Piano, Voice, Organ, Maths and English as well as a popular recitalist.

He trained with W.J. Comley, who served the church as organist for 50 years, and then with Harry Gabb (St Paul's Cathedral) and Martindale Sidwell (Trinity College). Having gained his Associateship of the Royal College of Organists, Brian succeeded Comley as Organist of All Saints' in 1966.

By then he had served as organist of several churches, including St Gabriel's Cricklewood, where he played the post-war neo-classical Walker organ. He was fortunate to also gain many insights into baroque performance practice from Joseph Henriksen. These influences came to fruition in an imaginative and sympathetic restoration and enhancement of the organ of All Saints in 1971.

As Director of Music, Brian strove to achieve a balance between the authentic performance of early music, much of which he introduced to the choir, and the enjoyment of music. He resigned in 1975, feeling that after ten years further improvement would only come from an injection of fresh ideas. He served a further term from 1978-1981. He has remained an active member of the choir and frequently gives recitals here and elsewhere.

Brian stepped down from singing and playing regularly in December 2009 and was awarded the title Organist Emeritus to mark his 60 years of service to All Saints. He continues to play for us from time to time.

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