Join us as Grace Church welcomes organist
James Kealey, as guest artist for Bach at Noon on Tuesday 10 April at 12:20 p.m.
Praeludium und Fuge d-moll, BWV 538
Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721
Christ, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619
Sonata III, Adagio e dolce F-dur, BWV 527ii
Praeludium und Fuge C-dur, BWV 545
James Kealey is Interim Assistant Director of Music at Sheffield Cathedral, England where he assists with the running of the music department. He plays the organ for services, rehearses and conducts the Cathedral Choir and manages the Cathedral recital series and the programme of visiting choirs. Most recently, James performed live on BBC One television for the Easter Sunday broadcast
to an estimated 1.5 million viewers.
A native Brit, James was Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral prior to his position at Sheffield Cathedral, where he regularly accompanied the Cathedral Choir and worked as Assistant Conductor to the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society. A recent graduate of Royal Holloway, University of London, James received a degree in Music whilst being the Senior Organ Scholar to the Chapel Choir. James accompanied their weekly round of services, as well as CD recordings, broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, and concerts. James was previously
Organ Scholar at Blackburn Cathedral and Organ Student at Chester Cathedral.
Active as a recitalist, James has played in many English cathedrals and last year performed a mini tour around the North East USA, including a recital at St Thomas Church, 5th Ave., New York.
James is currently studying with Henry Fairs and David Briggs.
In August 2018, James will start his MMus in Organ Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY in the studio of David Higgs.