Martin Gerard James NEARY

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1940-03-28
Education City of London Sch, Chapel Royal Choir, Gonville & Caius Coll Cambridge (organ scholar, MA)
Publications N/A
Recreations watching cricket, concerts and opera, family
Clubs Garrick, Middx CCC
Style Dr Martin Neary, LVO
Career prof of organ Trinity Coll London 1963-72, organist and master of music St Margaret's Westminster 1965-71; conductor: Twickenham Musical Soc 1966-72, St Margaret's Westminster Singers 1967-71, Waynflete Singers 1972-87, RSCM Millennium Youth Choir 1999-2001, Paulist Choristers of California 1999-2003, English Chamber Singers 1999-; organist and master of the music Winchester Cathedral 1972-87, organist and master of the choristers Westminster Abbey 1988-98, lectr in church music Royal Acad of Music 1989-96, dir of music First Congregational Church LA 2001-02, artistic dir LA Bach Festival 2002; guest conductor: Academy of Ancient Music, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Winchester Baroque Ensemble 1982-87, Westminster Baroque Ensemble 1988, Brandenburg Orchestra 1991; 12 foreign tours with Winchester Cathedral Choir 1978-87, toured America (thrice), France (twice), Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Norway, Russia and Ukraine with Westminster Abbey Choir 1988-97; dir Southern Cathedrals Festival 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1984 and 1987; many organ recitals and broadcasts in UK, Europe, America, Aust, NZ, Korea and India, has conducted premières of music by many Br composers especially Jonathan Harvey and John Tavener, numerous recordings incl Purcell Music for Queen Mary; pres: Cathedral Organists' Assoc 1985-88, Royal Coll of Organists 1988-90 and 1996-98, Organists Charitable Tst 1988-, John Carpenter Club 1997-98; chm Herbert Howells Soc 1993-, music advsr John Lyon's Charity 2004-; fell Salzberg Global Seminar 2011; Grammy Award nomination 1996; hon citizen Texas 1971; Hon DMus Univ of Southampton 1997; Hon FTCL 1969, Hon RAM 1988; FRCO 1963, FRSCM 1997; Knight of the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem (KLJ) 2001
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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