Kerry Beaumont

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Kerry Beaumont (born 5 April 1957, Cambridge) is the Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral[1] and a British concert organist.

Beaumont was previously director of music (1994-2002) at Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire, England and (1990-1994) at St David's Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales.[2]

British by birth, his family emigrated to Canada in 1970. He was director of music at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA[3] for seven years (1981-1988) before returning to his native country in 1988.

His recordings, as an organist and choirmaster, are published by Priory Records[4] and Cantoris Records. Having studied organ improvisation with Antoine Reboulot in Quebec, Canada,[5] and with Pierre Cochereau in Nice, France, he has pursued an active interest in the art of improvisation in his concert career. As a member of SOCAN (the Society of Canadian Composers, Authors and Publishers) he has published several hundred recorded compositions through the programme music libraries of Omnimusic[6] and the Parry Music Library.[7] Of his church music there are published titles by Encore Publications[8] and Banks Music Publications. As a conductor he occasionally guest-directs choral workshops and concerts for the Royal School of Church Music[9] and other organisations.

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  1. ^ "DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AT COVENTRY CATHEDRAL". Coventry Cathedral. Archived from the original on 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  2. ^ "St Andrew and St David". Anglican Church Music. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  3. ^ "PHILOMEL ENSEMBLE HAS BUSY WEEKEND" (fee required). Philadelphia Daily News. 1985-04-26. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Product Listing". Priory Records. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Bucks County Church Wrapup" (fee required). Bucks County Courier Times. 1976-04-30. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  6. ^ "Composer: Kerry Beaumont". Omnimusic. Archived from the original on 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  7. ^ "ARTIST SEARCH - Beaumont". Jet Set Records. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  8. ^ "Publications". Encore Publications. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  9. ^ "The RSCM in and around Oxford". Royal School of Church Music. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 

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