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2023/24 season finishes at Christ Church


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A Rousing end to the 2022/23 Season with Viva Italia!
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Cathedral Visits - Summer 2023
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Simon Toyne appointed as our new Musical Director
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New Accompanist Announced

1 October 2022

Following auditions which were held as part of the choir’s sectional day on Saturday 17 September 2022, we are delighted that Jem Lowther has accepted our invitation to be only the ninth accompanist in our eighty-six year history.

Jem Lowther

Jem was raised in Northamptonshire, and took his first organ lessons at All Saints’ Church aged eleven. Educated as a Music Scholar at Eton College, Jem then spent his gap-year working as an organist in Washington D.C. and New York City. He then took up an Organ Scholarship at Corpus Christi College Oxford, where he graduated with a first-class degree in Music.

After Oxford, Jem was appointed Director of Music at All Saints’ Church, Northampton. In this rôle he has led the choir through successive periods of change, and overseen the restoration of the church’s splendid gallery organ. The church maintains two separate treble lines as well as a successful choral scholarship programme. These choruses are composed of youngsters from twenty-two different schools. Between them, they sing at least three choral services each week.

Jem is also a Musician in Residence with the David Ross Educational Trust, which sees him working directly in schools, both primary and secondary. He holds an ABRSM diploma in solo piano performance, as is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.