James Vivian

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

He was educated as a Music Scholar at Malvern College. He was acting-Assistant Organist of Lincoln Cathedral (1992-3) and was Organ Scholar of King's College, Cambridge (1993-7). He 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.

From 2006 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 is married to the concert organist, Ann Elise Smoot.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Stephen Layton
Director of Music, Temple Church
2006–2013
Succeeded by
Roger Sayer
Preceded by
Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Director of Music, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
2013-
Succeeded by
incumbent