John Sharples began organ lessons in Halifax Parish Church, in Yorkshire, while still at school. As a student he was organ scholar at Chester College, and sang in Chester Cathedral’s choirs. Later John continued his organ studies with Ian Curror in London.
Having held organist/choirmaster posts in a number of churches in the Southeast of England since 1984, he joined the music team playing for services in Arundel Cathedral in 2015.John has accompanied many choirs and choral societies, as well as giving solo recitals in this country and abroad, most notably in St Paul’s Cathedral in London and St Thomas’ Church in New York’s 5th Avenue.
John is a Fellow of London College of Music and holds the Associate Diploma of the Royal College of Organists.
Organist & Choir Trainer