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John Evanson

07971 609 935
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Qualifications

BAHons degree in music, University of Bristol - 1996. 
ARCO diploma - 1996. 
PGDipRAM diploma in singing - 2003. 
Grade 8 distinction organ, tuba and voice and Grade 8 merit piano. 

Current experience


2000-present - Senior Accompanist/Organist, Finchley Children's Music Group.

2017-present - Organist to Mill Hill School Foundation.

Regular accompanist - CORO and Epiphoni Consort Chamber Choirs.

Freelancer in and around London - sometimes further afield! - more regularly at St. John's, Stanmore, St. Lawrence, Whitchurch, St. Dominic's Priory, and Golders Green, St. Marylebone and Islington Crematoria.

Freelance deputy accompanist including, more regularly - Crouch End Festival Chorus, Hertfordshire Chorus, Berkhamstead Choral and Finchley Choral.

Since being in London from 2000, have been mainly singing - hence the RAM diploma - but still play regularly. I have held singing positions at St. Margaret's, Westminster Abbey and The Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London - where I played frequently. I now freelance singing, most regularly at St. Paul's Cathedral. 

Past experience


1993-1996 - Organ Scholar St. Mary, Redcliffe Church, Bristol.

1996-2000 - Deputy Organist Bristol Cathedral, whilst a Lay Clerk.

1998, summer of - Acting Organist and DoM Bristol Cathedral, covering Inter-regnum of DoM and Organ scholar and sabbatical of Asst. Organist.

1998 - shortlisted for Asst. Organist at Sheffield Cathedral.

2001-2003 - Organist and DoM, All Saint's Friern Barnet.

Other: Still play tuba and am in the Championship Section Brass Band, East London Brass. Also freelance a little on that too!

GEOGRAPHICAL AVAILABILITY

I am based on the edges of N16/N4 in north London - Stoke Newington and Finsbury Park so London is generally fine, sometimes further afield. I'm not a car owner, so have to rely on public transport.

AVAILABILITY DURING THE WEEK

My only regular commitment is The Finchley Children's Music Group rehearsals on Sunday afternoons, 2pm-6pm, during school term times, so am potentially free for the rest of the time.