Stanley the Celebrated Organist
Donald Macleod explores how John Stanley overcame blindness to be a celebrated organist.
After a tragic accident at home which left him blinded at the age of only 2, John Stanley started studying music at 7. By the time he was 11 he had his first professional job as organist at All Hallows Church in London and became the youngest person to obtain a BMus degree from Oxford University at 16. It was just the beginning of a career which would end with a Royal appointmentment. Presented by Donald Macleod.