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James is founder and Director of Luceat, Assistant Organist of Sommerville College Oxford and a DPhil student attached to the Faculty of Music. His research focuses on the Renaissance musical and liturgical tradition of San Petronio Bologna. Prior to this, James was organ scholar at Keble College and St Giles’ Church, whilst undertaking undergraduate and master’s study, earning a distinction for  his work on polyphonic fragments found in Bologna and Lincoln. James is also Artistic Director of the professional Luceat Choir (‘Luceat translates as shine, which is just what this choir does’, Organist’s Review), with whom he has released two acclaimed recordings. Recent performances include Bach St John and Matthew Passions in Oxford. The choir has been invited to perform at St John the Divine, New York, in collaboration with David Briggs. As an organist, recent recital venues have included Blenheim Palace and The Queen’s College, and in September, at Westminster Cathedral. James is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, studies conducting with Hilary Davan Wetton and organ with William Whitehead. 


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