Carl Jackson (organist)

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Carl Anthony Jackson MVO (born 1958) is a British organist and the Director of Music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court.[1][2]

Carl Jackson grew up in Harrow. His father worked as an air traffic control engineer at London Heathrow Airport, then at London Terminal Control Centre; his mother was a magistrate and nursing education tutor. He attended Harrow County School for Boys between 1970 and 1977,[3] which he combined with studies as a Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal Academy of Music. After a gap-year at the Academy, he then read music at Downing College, Cambridge where he served as organ scholar between 1978 and 1981. His teachers included Malcolm Hill,[4] Alan Harverson and Peter Hurford. After graduating in music from Cambridge, he moved on to Goldsmiths' College where he obtained a teaching qualification.[1] He took over as Director of Music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court in 1996, following the death of Gordon Reynolds the previous year.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Mr Carl Jackson MVO, Director of Music". Who's Who at The Chapel Royal. HM Chapel Royal and The Choral Foundation. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  2. ^ Sue Cook (presenter) (17 August 2017). "TV documentary: Chapel Royal Hampton Court 1999 (Carl Jackson)". Archive of Recorded Church Music. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Some Gaytonians". Virtual Gaytonian ... the website for all Old Gaytonians. Jeff Maynard. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
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  5. ^ Richard Williams (25 May 1995). "Obituary: Professor Gordon Reynolds". The Independent (online). Retrieved 20 October 2017.