Richard Hills

Richard Hills FRCO is one of the very few musicians to have truly mastered the divide between the world of the classical organ and that of the theatre organ. Having trained under William Whitehead at Kings School Rochester, he became Organ Scholar at Exeter College Oxford, studying with David Sanger. Further organ scholarships followed at Portsmouth Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.   He now pursues a freelance career and is Organist at St Mary's, Bourne Street. His career in the theatre organ world has been equally prestigious. He has numerous prizes and awards to his credit, both in this country and in the USA, where he was named ‘Organist of the Year’ by the American Theatre Organ Society in 2010 in honour of his contribution to the artform. He has appeared many times on national and international radio and TV and has several recording credits. He has a particular interest in the music and playing of Quentin Maclean, legendary organist of the Trocadero Elephant & Castle in the 1930s.

Recent Past Lectures

From Trocadero to Troxy: A tradition returns

Richard Hills
Thursday, 9 June 2011 - 6:00PM