Contacts, Who's Who and Links
Organist & Director of Music: Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris studied music at New College, Oxford and University of Edinburgh, where he was awarded the university's J.S.Anderson Prize for Organ Playing. He has been organist at Finedon since January 2005 and also directs the choir. He is an experienced organ teacher and gives occasional recitals at Finedon and in other local churches. As a composer, he has written several church anthems and service music which are sung regularly at Finedon, including an anthem, "Hear my cry, O God", which was performed in Lambeth Palace for a service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is an active member of the Northampton & District Organists' Association, acting as Treasurer and website manager.
His work as Director of Music at St Mary's Finedon has included: establishing the Finedon Festival Chorus to sing Festal Evensong on special occasions, establishing the church Children's Choir, setting up an organ scholarship scheme, overseeing the Organ Restoration Project including grant applications, designing the choir website, training choristers and choir members in RSCM singing awards, preparing the choir for the RSCM Bishop's Award for Choirs, directing the choir in their visit to Peterborough Cathedral to sing choral evensong as a Visiting Choir, and establishing a routine of weekly anthems and monthly choral evensongs.
Contact details for the Director of Music, Jonathan Harris, to whom all queries regarding music at St Mary's, or this website, should be directed:
Website of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Finedon http://www.stmarysfinedon.co.uk
Vicar: Rev'd Richard Coles
Director of Music: Jonathan Harris
Deputy Organist: Oliver Grigg
Organ Scholar: Vacant
Website of the Northampton & District Organists' Association of which the Director of Music is Honorary Treasurer http://www.northamptonorganists.org.uk/
Website of Robert Page (conductor of the Finedon Festival Chorus, composer and music teacher) http://www.rpmusic.org.uk/
Website of the Royal Schools of Church Music (RSCM) Midlands (Peterborough & Northampton) area to which our choir is affiliated http://www.rscmpeterboroughandnorthampton.co.uk and the main RSCM site http://www.rscm.com
Website of the Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival http://www.pdcf.org.uk/