The Gentlemen of St John’s were shocked to hear last night of the death of former Organ Scholar, John Scott. At St John’s from 1974-78, when the Gents had only recently been formed as an ensemble in its own right, his reputation as a player garnered simply during those formative years lives on incredibly strongly. For all successors of his as Organ Scholar in particular, he was, and will continue to be a huge inspiration through his huge discography as perhaps the best organist of his generation. The Gents extend their condolences to his family at this unimaginably difficult time.
John Scott RIP (1956-2015)
Presenting our brand new CD, now available to purchase!
‘Indulgence‘ presents an extremely wide variety of repertoire, organised according to the structure of a typical Gents concert: a first half of sacred music (Renaissance to contemporary) and a second half featuring a mixture of folksongs, jazz standards and pop songs in close harmony arrangements. Included are sacred works written especially for the group, as well as some fresh new arrangements by Musical Director, John Clapham.
The Gents have elected James Adams as the new Manager of the group from October 2015! In wishing him well for his important new role, we’d like to thank Tom Lilburn enormously for all his fantastic work in the job this year, much of which goes on behind the scenes and has ensured the very smooth and professional running of the ensemble. Tom also provided crucial assistance in the release of The Gents’ new CD, due to be released in the Summer of 2015!