James Kempson

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James Kempson (1742 – 10 March 1822) was an English choirmaster, the founder of the Birmingham Musical and Amicable Society in 1762[1] and the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival in 1768.[2]


  1. ^ Handford, Margaret (2006), Sounds Unlikely: Music in Birmingham, Studley: Brewin Books, p. 20, ISBN 1858582873 
  2. ^ Edwards, E. (1881), Some Account of the Origin of the Birmingham Musical Festivals and of James Kempson the Originator, Birmingham: Sabin and Stockley