Ed Sutton received his first organ training from Kenneth Ryder as Diocesan Organ Scholar at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich. He was simultaneously major music scholar at the King’s School, Ely under Scott Farrell, where he played for school and other services in the cathedral.
He went on to read music at the University of Edinburgh where he studied organ performance with John Kitchen, organ improvisation with Brigitte Harris, and euphonium, singing and choral conducting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Ed continued his studies at the University of Exeter, researching the choral music of Giovanni Paolo Cima, and was Senior Organ Scholar at the university’s chapels. Since then Ed has held various organist and choir director positions.
Eight years ago Ed left the professional music world and took up a better paid career in financial services. He currently works in underwriting and product management for a multi-national insurance firm. He enjoys quizzes and gin, often in combination. He is delighted to be playing at Christ Church, which has generously allowed him to practice on this organ for many years. He hopes you enjoy the concert.
You can read more about life as an organ scholar here
The Christ Church organ was built by Hill, Norman & Beard in 1970 with 16 stops, using some pipes from previous organs plus some neo-baroque sounds typical of the 1960's and '70's (Chimney Flute and Fifteenth on open-foot voicing, like the Royal Festival Hall organ).
In 1995, HNB moved some loud stops from the Great to a new double case in the nave, 6 stops were added, and the tone was refined. In summer 2015 the nave organ was re-voiced to produce a more robust tone.
Ed Sutton's is the last of this year's Wednesdays at Christ Church monthly organ series.
Following the link on the right you will be able to see how the diary for 2017 is developing
and who has played here previously
Organ Scholars and Choral Scholars get a lot more out of their years at a university. RCO and University of Oxford have come together to tell young musicians more about what's on offer:
Wednesday 9th November
University of Oxford - Jesus College - Royal College of Organists
Organists of All Ages - An event for aspiring musicians, music teachers and organists
Play organs, meet organ scholars, learn about music in Oxford
◄◄◄ view PDF for details of the day
you can read more about life as an Oxbridge organ scholar here
Oxford: Jesus College, Turl Street, OX1 3DW
Link to venue
Atéa Wind Quintet
flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, bassoon
10 November 2016
Next Thursday at LMC
Final Concert of 2016
Flute & Guitar Duo
24 November 2016