Jonathan Harvey in St Michael's College, Tenbury Wells

from Interview with Jonathan Harvey, pages 2–3:

I went to Tenbury at the age of nine.  It was a little choir school founded in the nineteenth century by a professor of music at Oxford University to educate young boys in music and church music […]

One moment I can remember particularly is turning the corner, coming out of the service to go into the cloisters but still in the church; the organist improvising, playing extremely loudly, full organ, hitting a chord.  I used to love his improvisations …   more >>

cite as

Arnold Whittall, Interview with Jonathan Harvey. In Jonathan Harvey (London, 1999), p. 2–3. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: St Michael's College, Tenbury Wells


Jonathan Harvey
Composer, professor of music, university lecturer

Listening to

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organ improvisations

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 14:06:42 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:51:28 +0100