James OʼDonnell
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1961
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James OʼDonnell

James OʼDonnell Biography (Wikipedia)

James O'Donnell, KCSG, FRCM, FRSCM, HonRAM (born 1961) is Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey. He has held this position since 2000.

O'Donnell was born in Scotland but moved to England and attended Westcliff High School for Boys and the Royal College of Music and later attended Cambridge University, where he was Organ Scholar of Jesus College. He graduated from university in 1982 to be appointed Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, succeeding as Master of Music in 1988. He was Professor of Organ at the Royal Academy of Music from 1997 to 2004, and is now Visiting Professor of Organ. In July 2010, O'Donnell began his term of office as President Elect of the Royal College of Organists. He served as President Elect until January 2011, and served as President until June 2013, being succeeded by Catherine Ennis.

He has received several awards and honours. In 1998 his Hyperion disc of Martin and Pizzetti Masses with Westminster Cathedral Choir received the Gramophone Award for Record of the Year and Best Choral Record. In 1999 Westminster Cathedral Choir under his direction was given the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, the first time a choir had been so honoured. Upon leaving Westminster Cathedral in December 1999, he was awarded the papal honour of Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great (KCSG).

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Choir of Westminster Abbey
I was Glad
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I was Glad
Hubert Parry
Welcome, yule!
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Welcome, yule!
Gerald Finzi
My Lovely One
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My Lovely One
Roxanna Panufnik
Westminster Mass (Gloria)
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Westminster Mass (Gloria)
Jean Langlais
Kyrie (Messe Solennelle)
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Kyrie (Messe Solennelle)
Maurice Duruflé
Requiem (In Paradisum)
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Requiem (In Paradisum)
Hubert Parry
Blest Pair Of Sirens (extract)
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Blest Pair Of Sirens (extract)
Frank Martin
Mass for double choir (Gloria)
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Mass for double choir (Gloria)
John Taverner
Agnus Dei (Western Wynde)
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Agnus Dei (Western Wynde)
Francisco Guerrero
Regina caeli
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Regina caeli
Pierre Villette
Hymne à la Vièrge
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Hymne à la Vièrge
Tomás Luis de Victoria
O quam gloriosum
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O quam gloriosum
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Symphony No.3 in C minor, 'Organ Symphony': IV: Maestoso - Allegro
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Symphony No.3 in C minor, 'Organ Symphony': IV: Maestoso - Allegro
William Byrd
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth
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O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth
Francisco Guerrero
O altitudo divitiarum
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O altitudo divitiarum
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Tribulationes civitatum
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Tribulationes civitatum
Hubert Parry
I was Glad
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I was Glad
Nicholas Ludford
Alleluia. Ora pro nobis
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Alleluia. Ora pro nobis
Francis Poulenc
Benedictus (Mass in G major)
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Benedictus (Mass in G major)
John Taverner
The Lamb
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The Lamb
William Byrd
Mass for 5 voices (Benedictus)
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Mass for 5 voices (Benedictus)
William Byrd
Mass for 5 voices (Sanctus)
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Mass for 5 voices (Sanctus)
Gerald Finzi
My lovely one Op 27 No 1
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My lovely one Op 27 No 1
Orlando Gibbons
Great King of Gods
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Great King of Gods
Franz Xaver Gruber
Silent Night
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Silent Night
Peter Warlock
Bethlehem Down
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Bethlehem Down
Henry John Gauntlett
Once In Royal David's City
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Once In Royal David's City

Once In Royal David's City

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Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander
Maurice Duruflé
Four Motets on Gregorian Themes
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Four Motets on Gregorian Themes
Louis Vierne
Tantum ergo
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Tantum ergo
Francisco de Peñalosa
Sacris solemniis - hymn
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Sacris solemniis - hymn
Anton Bruckner
Te Deum in C major
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Te Deum in C major
Roxanna Panufnik
Westminster Mass: Deus, Deus meus
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Westminster Mass: Deus, Deus meus
Westminster Cathedral Choir
Quatre petites prie`res de Saint Franc¸ois d'Assise: IV. "O^ mes tre`s chers fre`res"
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Quatre petites prie`res de Saint Franc¸ois d'Assise: IV. "O^ mes tre`s chers fre`res"
Henry Purcell
Complete Service in B flat, Z.232: Benedicte; Benedictus
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Complete Service in B flat, Z.232: Benedicte; Benedictus
Louis Vierne
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
William Walton
The Twelve
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The Twelve
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in A minor BWV 593 after Vivaldi: Allegro
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Concerto in A minor BWV 593 after Vivaldi: Allegro
Charles‐Marie Widor
Kyrie (Mass for double choir and 2 organs, Op 36)
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Kyrie (Mass for double choir and 2 organs, Op 36)
Frank Martin
Mass for double choir
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Mass for double choir
Roxanna Panufnik
Kyrie (Westminster Mass)
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Kyrie (Westminster Mass)
Gerald Finzi
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18
Jan
2020
James O'Donnell, Bertrand de Billy, Katerina Tretyakova, Stephane Degout and London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Past BBC Events

BBC Singers 2015-16 Season: Handel: Saul
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Milton Court Concert Hall
2016-04-15T03:27:46
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15
Apr
2016
BBC Singers 2015-16 Season: Handel: Saul

BBC Singers 2015-16 Season: Handel: Saul

19:00
Milton Court Concert Hall
Be in the Audience: German Baroque Epiphany
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St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
2016-01-08T03:27:46
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8
Jan
2016
Be in the Audience: German Baroque Epiphany

Be in the Audience: German Baroque Epiphany

St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
Proms 2015: Prom 6: Poulenc, Stravinsky, Haydn & Mozart
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-07-21T03:27:46
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21
Jul
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 6: Poulenc, Stravinsky, Haydn & Mozart

Proms 2015: Prom 6: Poulenc, Stravinsky, Haydn & Mozart

Royal Albert Hall
BBC SO 2014-15 Season: Segerstam conducts Bruckner
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Barbican, London
2015-02-28T03:27:46
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28
Feb
2015
BBC SO 2014-15 Season: Segerstam conducts Bruckner

BBC SO 2014-15 Season: Segerstam conducts Bruckner

19:30
Barbican, London
BBC Singers 2014-15 Season: Bach and Leipzig
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St Giles' Cripplegate, London
2015-02-28T03:27:46
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28
Feb
2015
BBC Singers 2014-15 Season: Bach and Leipzig

BBC Singers 2014-15 Season: Bach and Leipzig

18:00
St Giles' Cripplegate, London

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