bury  singing bach  since choir  1932
bury                                 singing bach                                 since  choir                                 1932

James Recknell -

Rehearsal Accompanist

James Recknell

James is our rehearsal accompanist. He read music at Cambridge University where he achieved an MA, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 1986.

 

He moved from London to Suffolk in 1979, was Music Director for Bury St Edmunds Operatic and Dramatic Society during the eighties, Conductor of the Thetford Singers from 1979 until 1986, and more recently was Music Director of St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir for eight years.

 

James was Head of Music at Culford School for over thirty years, where in addition to being responsible for the school's ensembles and choirs, he ran the Culford Choral Society for over twenty-five years. 


Concerts

2016/17 Season

Saturday 21 October 2017

7.30 pm

St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds

Sing for Samaritans

Charity concert including Fauré Requiem

Saturday 16 December 2017

7.00 pm

Church of St Peter & St Paul, Lavenham

Bach Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 3 March 2018

7.30 pm

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Mozart C minor Mass

Saturday 2 June 2018

7.30 pm

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Haydn The Creation

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