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Christopher Nickol 2014NEW

Christopher Nickol was born in Cambridge and was a music scholar at Ampleforth College. He was also organ scholar at Royal Holloway College, University of London.

Christopher was a postgraduate scholar at the Royal College of Music, and whilst at the RCM he participated in the Dunfermline Abbey Organ Festival and the Paisley International Organ Festival, winning prizes at both.

Since 1993 Christopher has been Director of Music at New Kilpatrick Church, Bearsden, Glasgow where he directs 3 choirs, and an instrumental group. He is also a staff pianist and organist at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a pianist at the Dance School of Scotland, and a regular deputy organist at Glasgow Cathedral and the University of Glasgow.

In addition to the Bearsden Choir, he has performed as an accompanist and soloist with the BBC SSO, Caledonian Voices, Glasgow Cathedral Choir and Choral Society, Glasgow Chamber Choir, the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the RCS Chamber Choir, the RSNO and RSNO Chorus, and the choir of St.Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow.

He has given organ recitals throughout the UK, Europe and the USA; has broadcast on BBC radio and TV, and has recorded 6 organ CDs. Christopher is also a regular recitalist at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, and has given over 500 concerts there.

Away from the organ bench, Christopher enjoys relaxing to the sight of ‘Doctor Who’ DVDs, and the sound of progressive rock, ‘The Goon Show’ and ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue

Next Event

JS Bach B Minor Mass May 19th 2019

Considered to be one of, if not the greatest work in the Choral repertoire, Johann Sebastian Bach’s B minor Mass was only performed in its entirety in 1859 despite Bach having composed some of it as his ‘CV’ in 1733 when applying for a post as Court Composer to Friedrich August III in Dresden. He did […]

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