“The Organ Loft can be a lonely place, but there’s room on the bench for two”
Maureen McAllister and Robin Jackson, husband and wife organ duettists, have been
making a speciality of presenting a wide range of attractive and interesting music
in their recital tours which have taken them up and down the Country and across to
Ireland. In recent years they have played in the Cathedrals of St. Paul's, London,
York Minster, Canterbury, Chester, Chichester, Exeter, Leicester, Winchester, St.
Patrick's, Dublin, St. Anne's, Belfast, Dunblane, and Oban, The Kelvingrove Galleries
in Glasgow, The Parr Hall, Warrington, and Croydon's Fairfield Halls. In July 2005
they played in Cardiff's St. David's Hall as part of the Welsh Proms season.
Maureen McAllister studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Dr. Douglas Hopkins,
at Westminster Cathedral with Nicolas Kynaston, and in Siena with Fernando Germani,
where she was awarded two Italian Government scholarships and two Diplome di Merito.
Her recital career has included BBC Radio 3 and most Cathedrals and Town Halls in
the country. In addition, Maureen McAllister was Professor of Organ at the London
College of Music, and a Deputy Organist at Westminster Cathedral.
Robin Jackson was a prize-winner at the Royal College of Music under Richard Latham.
At seventeen he was organist at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, London, and subsequently
a Deputy Organist at St. George's Metropolitan Cathedral, Southwark. After five
years as Assistant Director of Music at Sutton Valence School, he was appointed to
take charge of student music making at the University of Bath in 1980, a post from
which he retired in July 2005. He was a member of the Panel of Examiners in Music
for Trinity College London (now Trinity-Guildhall) from 1983 to 2007.
They have two sons who are jazz musicians.
Please click here for Maureen McAllister’s and Robin Jackson’s own web page.
Maureen McAllister & Robin Jackson appeared at St. Peter’s on Saturday 11th May 2013