Please note that this website is shortly to be redesigned and relaunched. Futher news will appear here.

MARCH 2020: ALL EVENTS UP UNTIL THE END OF JUNE ARE POSTPONED.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON TALKS TO BE GIVEN BY JSW IN THE PSD CONFERENCE (1-4 July) AND BIRMINGHAM BAROQUE (15-18 July) WILL APPEAR HERE. AT THE PRESENT TIME THESE EVENTS ARE GOING AHEAD.
THE SUMMER COFFEE HOUSE RECITALS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD: See below for updated information.

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JSW News: 19 July 2019

D. Mus. Award

JOHN SCOTT WHITELEY
has just been informed by The University of Huddersfield that he has gained the degree of Doctor of Music by examination.
The official date of conferment was 24 June 2019.

Research submitted was deemed by the Higher Doctoral Board and their appointed examiners to be of high distinction, constituting an original and significant contribution to the advancement of musical knowledge. This is the Higher Musical Doctorate, one of the four higher doctorates awarded by The University of Huddersfield.

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BACH NEWS

BACH'S COMPLETE ORGAN TRIO SONATAS NOW RELEASED ON CD BY FUGUE STATE FILMS

This CD, which includes JSW's research notes, is available via the contact page on this website

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JSW's recent research on Bach's Orgelbüchlein and the complete translation of the 2016 Bach-Jahrbuch article
published in the RCO Yearbooks 2017 and 2018.

Research on Bach's Trio Sonatas now published in the world's leading Bach-research journal:
BACH-JAHRBUCH 2016.
The above Trio Sonatas recording on the organ of the Phipps Hall was issued by Fugue State Films on Bach's birthday, 21 March 2017.

John Scott WHITELEY is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield and Academic Adviser to the Orgelbüchlein Project
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STOP PRESS!

Selby Abbey Label CD now released.
Includes the first CD recording of the monumental Concert Variations of Ludwig Thiele.
Plus Liszt (Weinen Klagen), Reubke, Raff (Introduction & fugue in E minor), Brahms and Walczynski.

Choir & Organ gives 5* review. To buy this CD contact Selby Abbey via their website.

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OTHER NEWS

Following the success of the première, at the Three Choirs' Festival 2019, of the TOCCATA written for JSW by SIR JAMES MACMILLAN, further performances will take place as follows:

St Olave's Church, York, 19 October at 2pm
Leeds Town Hall, 25 November at 1pm
St Albans Abbey, 18 January 2020 at 5:30pm
Beverley Minster, New Paths Festival 2020 (POSTPONED)
Westminster Cathedral Festival, 21 October 2020 at 7:30 pm

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THE COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS OF T. T. NOBLE - recorded on 3 CDs at York Minster, 2015-2016
ALL THREE VOLUMES NOW RELEASED !!
"Whiteley is a splendidly persuasive guide!" (Cathedral Music, November 2015)

BUY THE COMPLETE SET - THREE CDs - FROM THIS WEBSITE
for the SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE OF £15. (+p&p) (via Contact page)

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JSW's Introduction & Passacaglia Op. 17 published by Banks Music Publications.
Order from: banksmusicpublications.co.uk

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Everingham Events 2020… on the organ of the Coffee House
SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION

Wednesdays at 6.30
Four forty-minute Recitals on the Coffee House Organ.
…Open to all; admission free

Wednesday, 22 July, 2020. 6:30 pm
John Scott Whiteley
Tournemire and Vierne ... things you didn't know!

Wednesday, 5 August, 2020. 6:30 pm
Anita Datta
Programme tba

Wednesday, 19 August, 2020. 6:30 pm
Bach for Organ & Violin
Performers tba

Wednesday, 2 September, 2020. 6:30 pm
Performer tba
Programme tba

A booklet about this organ is available, and can be ordered via the contact page on this website.