James Vivian

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James Vivian FRCO (born 1974) is Organist & Director of Music at St George's Chapel, Windsor.[1]

Until 2013, he was Director of Music of the historic Temple Church in London, where he presided over the choir of men and boys and the 1924 Harrison & Harrison organ.

He was educated as a Music Scholar at Malvern College and was Organ Scholar of King's College, Cambridge (1993-7) and was acting-Assistant Organist of Lincoln Cathedral (1992-3). He has studied the organ with Dr John Bishop, David Sanger, Philip Marshall, Colin Walsh and was awarded a scholarship to study with Marie-Louise Langlais in Paris. He was a prizewinner in the FRCO diploma.

He is married to the concert organist, Ann Elise Smoot.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Director of Music, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
2013-
Succeeded by
incumbent