Kitchen, John P. 1950-

John Philip Kitchen, University of Edinburgh organist and City of Edinburgh organist, with duties at the Usher Hall.

Former Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Edinburgh and Lecturer in Music at the University of St Andrews.
He is Director of Music at Old St Paul's Episcopal Church and was Director of Edinburgh University Singers from 1998 to 2018.

He gives solo keyboard recitals in the UK and further afield and plays regularly with several ensembles, covering a wide range of musical styles. 
In addition he is much in demand as a continuo player, accompanist, lecturer, writer and reviewer. 
John has recorded extensively for Priory and the Edinburgh-based Delphian Record labels.   Recordings include a CD of French, English and Dutch romantic organ music recore in the Churh of the Holy Rude, Stirling; a highly-acclaimed recording of the complete organ music of William Russell; and several CDs of historic keyboard instruments at the Raymond Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments, University of Edinburgh.

He was awarded an MBE in the June 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours for 'services to music' and received his award on 10 February 2017. 

Instrument(s)/responsibility:
clavichord, conductor, harpsichord, organ, pianoforte
Nationality:
British, Scottish

Concerts by Performer

Title Date Venue Professor
Reid Chamber Concert Saturday, March 9, 1918 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments No Reid Professor in office
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1986 Saturday, May 31, 1986 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, February 2, 1988 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 4, 1988 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Edinburgh University Summer Concerts 1988 Sunday, June 5, 1988 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Edinburgh University Summer Concerts 1988 Sunday, June 12, 1988 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
The Kenneth Leighton Memorial Concert Sunday, April 30, 1989 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Edinburgh University Summer Concerts 1989 Sunday, June 18, 1989 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments
Edinburgh University Summer Concerts 1989 Saturday, June 24, 1989 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ No Reid Professor in office
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 20, 1989 McEwan Hall
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, November 21, 1989 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 2, 1990 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 12, 1990 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, November 23, 1990 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, May 3, 1991 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 18, 1991 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 16, 1992 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, February 16, 1993 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 5, 1993 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 15, 1993 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, November 26, 1993 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, December 7, 1993 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 25, 1994 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 21, 1994 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, December 6, 1994 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 3, 1995 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, April 28, 1995 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 13, 1995 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 27, 1995 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, December 1, 1995 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, January 23, 1996 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 1, 1996 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, March 5, 1996 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Wednesday, March 6, 1996 Glass Arcade, Scottish Agriculture College, The King's Buildings Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 11, 1996 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, January 17, 1997 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 10, 1997 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
McEwan Hall Centenary Recital Friday, December 5, 1997 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 13, 1998 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 16, 1998 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
30 years of the Russell Collection Saturday, November 21, 1998 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 5, 1999 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, March 9, 1999 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 15, 1999 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, November 26, 1999 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 18, 2000 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 13, 2000 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 19, 2001 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, November 9, 2001 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 18, 2002 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Annual Reid Concert 2002 Tuesday, February 12, 2002 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 11, 2002 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Friday, November 29, 2002 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 24, 2003 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 31, 2003 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 10, 2003 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, November 7, 2003 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 30, 2004 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Friday, March 5, 2004 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 1, 2004 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 4, 2005 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 18, 2005 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Sunday, February 27, 2005 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Concerts at St Cecilia's Saturday, October 1, 2005 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 7, 2005 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Friday, October 21, 2005 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 10, 2006 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, September 29, 2006 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 6, 2006 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Concerts at St Cecilia's Saturday, November 11, 2006 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 19, 2007 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 2, 2007 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 5, 2007 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 1, 2008 McEwan Hall Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 8, 2008 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Annual Reid Concert 2008 Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 23, 2009 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 13, 2009 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Monday, February 23, 2009 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, October 2, 2009 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 16, 2009 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
150th Anniversary of Music Class Room opening in 1859 Monday, November 23, 2009 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, February 12, 2010 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Edward Harper Memorial Concert Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 8, 2010 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 19, 2010 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 21, 2011 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Sypert Summer Concert 2011 Saturday, July 9, 2011 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, September 30, 2011 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 4, 2011 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, February 3, 2012 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 9, 2012 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Sypert Summer Concert 2012 Saturday, June 16, 2012 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, September 28, 2012 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 9, 2012 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 23, 2012 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 25, 2013 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Osborne, Nigel 1948-
Reid Organ Recital Friday, September 27, 2013 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 8, 2013 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Annual Reid Concert 2014 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, March 14, 2014 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Sypert Summer Concert 2014 Saturday, June 21, 2014 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 3, 2014 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Inaugural recital on the restored McEwan Hall organ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 McEwan Hall
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, October 31, 2014 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 14, 2014 McEwan Hall
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 30, 2015 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, October 9, 2015 Playfair Library Hall, Old College
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 16, 2015 Greyfriars Kirk
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, October 23, 2015 Playfair Library Hall, Old College
Annual Reid Concert 2016 Friday, February 12, 2016 Greyfriars Kirk
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, March 1, 2016 City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 11, 2016 Greyfriars Kirk
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, October 14, 2016 Playfair Library Hall, Old College No Reid Professor in office
Special Concert Friday, October 21, 2016 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 4, 2016 Playfair Library Hall, Old College No Reid Professor in office
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 25, 2016 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ No Reid Professor in office
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 3, 2017 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ No Reid Professor in office
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, March 3, 2017 Playfair Library Hall, Old College No Reid Professor in office
Sypert Summer Concert 2017 Saturday, June 17, 2017 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 13, 2017 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ No Reid Professor in office
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, October 27, 2017 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ No Reid Professor in office
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, January 26, 2018 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments No Reid Professor in office
Annual Reid Concert 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Memorial Concert for Peter Williams (1937-2016) Friday, April 13, 2018 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments No Reid Professor in office
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 5, 2018 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, February 1, 2019 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 8, 2019 McEwan Hall
Sypert Summer Concert 2019 Saturday, June 1, 2019 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments
Reid Organ Recital Friday, January 31, 2020 McEwan Hall
Annual Reid Concert 2020 Friday, February 14, 2020 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ
Reid Organ Recital Tuesday, June 8, 2021 McEwan Hall No Reid Professor in office