JONATHAN P. EYRE
Organist • Conductor • Pianist
Jonathan P. Eyre (b. 1981), is a native of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Jonathan is well-known as an inspiring and colourful liturgical organist, with a fresh and dynamic approach to choral conducting, piano accompaniment, and theatre organ performance. He is a prize-winning graduate of the University of Sheffield and holds the Fellowship and Choir Directing diplomas from the RCO and Trinity College London.
An active church musician and concert organist, Jonathan regularly performs with a large number of choral groups. Jonathan is Musical Director of Carshalton Choral Society where he is responsible for a full programme of orchestral choral concerts.
Jonathan is Chapel Organist at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel and Trinity Laban Conservatoire; working alongside Dr Ralph Allwood MBE. During his time here, he has featured as piano accompanist and conductor of a critically acclaimed CD showcasing the works of Roderick Williams.
Jonathan was Assistant Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral for four years, where he recorded a series of CDs of the music of J. S. Bach, and several other solo and choral music discs.
Jonathan regularly features as a silent film and concert artist at The COS Northern District Wurlitzer, Saltaire, The New Victoria Centre Wurlitzer, The Rye Wurlitzer, Stockport Town Hall, Howden-le-Wear, The Penistone Theatre Organ Trust, Penistone, and the Neuadd Pendre Wurlitzer, Tywyn.
Jonathan is well know for his inspired and engaging live soundtracks to silent films. He has performed in churches and cathedrals up and down the country.
Films in the repertoire include:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Black Pirate
The Wizard of Oz
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
The Phantom of the Opera