John Bertalot

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John Bertalot (born 1931) is an English organist, who served at Blackburn Cathedral.[1]


John Bertalot was born in Maidstone, Kent on 15 September 1931.

He studied organ at the Royal College of Music and was then organ scholar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge from 1955 - 1958.

He is the author of

  • "John Bertalot's immediately practical tips for choral directors"[2]
  • "Five Wheels to Successful Sight-singing: A Practical Approach to Teach Children and Adults to Read Music"[3]
  • "How to be a Successful Choir Director"[4]


Organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Thomas Lucas Duerden
Organist of Blackburn Cathedral
Succeeded by
David Anthony Cooper

External links[edit]


  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. ^ ISBN 0-8066-2810-3
  3. ^ ISBN 0-8066-2692-5
  4. ^ ISBN 1-84003-865-9