Organ Scholar Profile

Bertie Baigent (third-year Music student):

"I'm extremely lucky to work with both choirs on a daily basis as well as playing the wonderful range of instruments in chapel just as often. In addition to the main Hudleston organ, there is a chamber organ, and a recently restored eighteenth-century organ, perfect for playing early music. The Hudleston organ is a large two-manual instrument which is extremely versatile, and suitable for a very wide range of repertoire; a baroque plenum sounds just as good as a sonorous romantic sound. The beautiful surroundings of college combined with the social aspects of choir make living and working in Jesus a really enjoyable experience. We often work with professional orchestras (recently the Britten Sinfonia) on works such as the Messiah and St Matthew Passion, which is an tremendous addition to our regular performances in chapel. International tours are another highlight, and this Christmas we travelled to Sri Lanka, which was an incredible experience. Additionally, the choir sings at college feasts throughout the year, and is fortunate enough to be invited to some of them too!"