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Photos and biographies

The following are for use in concert programmes.

Photos – instructions for use:

  1. Click on a thumbnail image to view the high resolution version (300 dpi, suitable for print)
  2. Right click on the large image to download and save it
  3. Please credit Katie Vandyck when using them
  4. If there are other images you would like to use please email Nick your request.
Nicholas Houghton, organist. Photo by Katie Vandyck Nicholas Houghton, organist. Photo by Katie Vandyck Nicholas Houghton, organist. Photo by Katie Vandyck

Biographies

Longer version (160 words):

Conductor and organist Nicholas Houghton is a full-time freelance player, accompanist and choral director, with his own 17th century style chamber organ (built for him by Goetze and Gwynn in 1985) and Bizzi harpsichord.

Nick began his musical career at the age of seven, as a chorister at Coventry Cathedral. He studied organ with David Lepine and Robert Weddle before going on to a music degree at Bristol University, taking organ lessons with Nicolas Kynaston. He took his PGCE at Magdalene College, Cambridge and for 35 years successfully combined teaching with a career as a freelance musician, holding a variety of roles in both the independent and state sector. He was until recently Head of the East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM) in Lewes.

Nick is currently Music Director of the Lewes Singers, the Lewes Chamber Choir and the East Sussex Community Choir, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Website: nickhoughton.org.uk

 

Shorter version (80 words):

Conductor and organist Nicholas Houghton is a full-time freelance player, accompanist and choral director. He performs regularly as a continuo player, either on his 17th century-style Goetze & Gwynn chamber organ or his Bizzi harpsichord. He is currently Music Director of the Lewes Singers, the Lewes Chamber Choir and the East Sussex Community Choir and was, until recently, Head of the East Sussex Academy of Music in Lewes. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Website: nickhoughton.org.uk