Our Accompanist

John Hosking

Photograph courtesy of Alice Capper

JOHN HOSKING is Acting Director of Music at Holy Trinity, Southport and joint Acting Third Organist of Chester Cathedral, having completed 14 years as Assistant Director of Music at St. Asaph Cathedral.

Born in Cornwall, John was educated at the Royal College of Music and has studied with David Briggs, Martin Baker, Nicholas Danby and Margaret Phillips. He was Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey and is the only person to have held this post for an extended period of three years. During this time he played for many Royal and State occasions and gave twenty recitals on the Abbey organ.
 
In much demand as a recitalist and accompanist, John gave his debut solo recital in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris in 2015 and has played in most of the UK’s major recital venues. As a composer, John has over 30 published choral works and has recently completed commissions for the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales and CNEWOCA. The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge together with the Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir have released a disc of his liturgical choral works to critical acclaim and Sebastian Thomson’s recording of his “14 Stations of the Cross” for organ was nominated Editor’s Choice in Organists’ Review magazine. He has also undertaken commissions from Martin Baker, the Conwy Classical Music Festival, Sebastian Thomson’s “Angels of Creation” series and Peel Cathedral. 
 
John has an early music partnership with Cheshire soprano, Olivia Hunt, with whom he has recently released a CD recording for Willowhayne Records in conjunction with Naxos Global Logistics. They have had several broadcasts on the BBC’s “Introducing” scheme and performed all over the UK, most recently appearing at the London International Exhibition of Early Music. They will release a further disc of music for various combinations of voice, organ, violin and harp for Willowhayne/Naxos from St. Asaph Cathedral later in 2019.
 
Further information about future recitals and recordings can be found at : 
 
 

 

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