New Assistant Organist and Music Administrator

We are delighted to announce the appointment of James Gough to the new post of Assistant Organist and Music Administrator at Southwark Cathedral

James will be working alongside Ian Keatley and Stephen Disley, and our excellent team of musicians.

A graduate from the Royal Academy of Music, James joins us from St Matthew’s Church, Westminster, where he has been Organist. Prior to this, he spent a year as Acting Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral and has also held positions at St Martin-in-the-Fields and St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street. James has performed in numerous cathedrals and churches up and down the country and has collaborated with trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins in a number of concerts, and with Dame Gillian Weir in a performance of Bach’s six Trio Sonatas. Plans are also in place to record organ works of J. S. Bach with Malcolm Archer at Clifton Roman Catholic Cathedral in Bristol, for release during Clifton Cathedral’s 50th anniversary year in 2023.

James says of his appointment: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the music team at Southwark. The Cathedral has a long history of excellent music making and I am very excited to be joining the long list of eminent musicians who have worked here. It is a very exciting time to be joining the Cathedral as we come out of lockdown and I am very much looking forward to being part of the next chapter in the musical life of the Cathedral, and to working with Ian, Stephen, and the wonderful clergy team”.

The Dean of Southwark, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, comments: “We are delighted to be welcoming James as part of the Cathedral community and much look forward to all that he will bring to our life together”. Ian Keatley, Director of Music, adds: “James is a talented organist, whom I am confident will be a great asset to our team of musicians here at Southwark Cathedral. Stephen and I are excited to be working with him”.

We look forward to James joining us at the beginning of September.