After 27 years as a Senior Lecturer in Music in the University of Edinburgh, John Kitchen retired from teaching in August 2014. He continues as University Organist, as Director of the Edinburgh University Singers, and he will continue to be involved with the early keyboard instruments at St Cecilia's Hall. John is also Director of Music of Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church and Edinburgh City Organist with duties at the Usher Hall. He gives many solo recitals both in the UK and further afield, and also 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, adjudicator and reviewer. John has recorded extensively for the Edinburgh-based label, Delphian Records (which was named 'Gramophone Label of the Year 2014'). A new Delphian CD, recorded on the Usher Hall organ, was released in December 2014.