Our Lunchtime Recital tomorrow is…

July 16th Lunchtime Recital


John Dillistone organist at St Mary’s and All Saints’ Churches, Huntingdon

John Dillistone successfully combines distinguished careers in Fine art and Music. Born in Brighton in 1939, he studied and qualified in Art in Brighton and Leeds Colleges of Art. Teacher, Painter and Lecturer, he retired as director of art at The Leys school, Cambridge in 1999.His musical talents developed under the tuition of Victor Bradley, Paul Bennett and Philip Dore and he obtained his ARCO in 1997. Organist at Godmanchester parish Church from1976-1986, he researched the history of the Godmanchester organ, which was published in “The Musical Times” in July 1977. He has since gained wide recognition as an international recitalist and has recently given concerts on the Renaissance organs of Leuca and Salve in Italy. He was soloist in the Tyneside Maritime Festival at Newcastle Cathedral; and at Bourges, Troyes, Toul, Dol-de-Bretagne, Montpellier and Bordeaux Cathedrals in France, and many others including a concert tour in San Francisco (of which a CD has recently been released), New York and Washington national Cathedrals. John will be playing in Germany later this year. He also has a recitals at St Pancras’ Church, London.Grazia Salvadori, the Italian organist /composer, recently wrote “Tryptych”, a composition based on three of John’s drawings.John played at Ely Cathedral in the centenary series of 2008 and was invited back to the Collegiale de Vernon (Paris) to give a recital celebrating their organ’s 400th anniversary in 2010.The Fotheringhay Flower and Music Festival also show cased John’s organ playing in 2012. *******