Organist pulls out all the stops for candlelit carol service
- Credit: John McGregor
On Sunday, December 20, Sidmouth Methodist Church welcomed back to take the musical lead at a candlelit carol service.
Jon-Joe started his musical career at the church while attending Sidmouth College.
He read a Bachelor of Music Degree (with Honours) at Birmingham Conservatoire and after graduating in 2009, he continued his musical education and read two Masters Degrees, firstly at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, as a Church Musician and Kantor and latterly Copenhagen University; in Musicology.
Jon-Joe led the Singers in four traditional carols; opening and closing with Danish musical improvisations; a Prelude by JS Bach and finishing with an own composition, based on Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
The congregation could not join in the singing of course but were heartened to see Jon-Joe once more and experience his masterly playing of the organ.