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 2 adult choirs, a children’s choir and an instrumental group. He has performed as an accompanist and soloist with many of Scotland’s major choirs and orchestras, including Bearsden Choir, the BBC SSO, Cappella Nova, the RSNO and RSNO Chorus.
He has given organ recitals throughout the UK, Europe and the USA; has broadcast on BBC radio and TV, and has recorded 4 CDs for Priory Records. Christopher is also a regular recitalist at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.
For our first concert of 2015-16 we shall be working on a masterpiece from the end of the eighteenth century, Haydn’s Mass in D Minor, now known as the Nelson Mass, but to its composer as Missa in Angustiis, Mass for Times of Distress.
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