The Organ
The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal
Registered Charity No.:285222, London N22 7AY
Thursday 15th September 2011, 7:30pm - Not 15th July as mentioned in the newsletter

Carl Jackson

Director of Music, The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace
& Patron of the Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal

CARL JACKSON was born in London and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Malcolm Hill and the late Alan Harverson. He also held organ scholarships at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, and at Downing College, Cambridge where he was a pupil of Peter Hurford.

After teacher-training at Goldsmiths’ College (University of London), he taught at Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon and at Whitgift School, Croydon before spending nine years at St Paul's Girls' School as Senior Music Teacher and subsequently as Organist. In 1998, he was appointed Director of Music at Kingston Grammar School, a position he still holds. Carl was Organist of Croydon Parish Church from 1986-1990, Sub-Organist of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, from 1990-1993, and Assistant Director of Music at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square from 1993-1996. In October 1996, he returned again to the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court on his appointment there as Director of Music. He has broadcast with the chapel choir on radio and television, and conducted them in performances with Sir Cliff Richard, José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

As an accompanist he has worked with Sir Willard White, and with the Elysian Singers of London with whom he appears on their CD of the music of James MacMillan (Signum Records).

Distinctions include Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music and the award of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.


  1. Imperial March - Elgar
  2. Elegy - Parry
  3. Psalm Prelude Set 2 No. 1 - Howells
  4. Evocation - Liszt
  5. Deux Fantasies - Alain
  6. Tango de sexto tono de batalla - Bovet
  7. Bluesday - Farrington
  8. Fluorescence - Patterson


The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal will be selling copies of “The Finest Concert Organ in Europe” at £2.00 and “Alexandra Palace & People” by Fred Clarke at £2.00.

The Friends of the Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal will be providing opportunities to check the addresses of all Friends and to take the names of all those who wish to join.

Jean and Sid Perkins will be selling CD’s, Cassettes and sheet music.