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Martin was a chorister at St Paul’s and lay-clerk at Canterbury before singing in opera, oratorio and as one of the three Canterbury Clerkes. Starting as a teenager, he has worked on new and historic organs in several European countries, in churches, concert halls and for radio, TV and recordings. He is also an organist and has written many historical-research articles, lectures and has published three books.

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Robert was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral and became a Conservation Accredited Structural Engineer. He has worked on many of the most significant historic buildings in the country. He has been chairman of the St Paul’s Cathedral Chorus for 22 years. He oversaw the completion of the Hunter organ at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Clapham and has rebuilt a Walcker practice organ in his home.

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George is an active building conservationist who has recently started learning to play the organ in retirement, after careers as a commercial solicitor and in local politics. He is an active member of the Friends of Islington’s Union Chapel, whose mighty 1877 Willis organ inspired him to become active in the conservation of pipe organs.

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Matthew comes from the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire. He studied Stage at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Matthew worked as a lighting team leader on the London production of Les Misérables for 14 years. As a child he played the organ at the Parish Church of St. Mary Harby Leicestershire sparking his life long obsession with the King of Instruments.

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Ian retired from HarrisonParrott in 2021 following 24 years as CFO, . By profession a chartered accountant, before joining HP Ian worked for English National Opera as Head of Finance. His long-standing interest in and passion for pipe organs started in his mid-teens at his local parish church. Until recently organist at Christ Church, Streatham (an unaltered three-manual Hill organ of 36 stops from 1886) Ian remains a keen amateur organist.

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