Author Archives: johnkersey

About johnkersey

Historian, musician and educationalist.

John Kersey receives Honorary Fellowship of the Guild of Musicians and Singers

  With other Honorary Fellows at the ceremony at All Hallows-by-the-Tower, London. The presentation ceremony

Posted in Recitals

Review of 2017 Chingford recital

(Click to enlarge the images) (from Fanfare, the magazine of the Guild of Musicians and Singers, no. 6, March 2018.

Posted in Recitals

Arnold Harris Mathew and the Old Catholic Movement in England 1908-52

This is the most recent edition of my book on A.H. Mathew.

Posted in European-American University Press

Joseph-Rene Vilatte (1854-1929): Some aspects of his life, work and succession

This is the fourth edition of my work on Vilatte, updated with several additions and corrections. Please note that this edition is more recent than the print edition available via Lulu which will be updated in due course.

Posted in European-American University Press

Piano recital in Chingford

Comments from members of the audience: “The D minor sonata was so beautifully played and in particular the crucial bars 143 – 148 and 153 – 158 in the first movement, which present much difficulty for we mere mortals in trying to … Continue reading

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Central School of Religion Reunion

Photo credit: © Mike Faherty (cc-by-sa/2.0) At St Jude’s Free Church of England, Balham, on 23 September 2017, before an invited audience of members of the Central School of Religion, John Kersey performed Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata.

Posted in Romantic Discoveries Recordings

Private universities in Costa Rica – some observations on legal status and international comparability

According to a newspaper article published in 2012, “Costa Rica’s educational system is continually highlighted as one of the best in Latin America and it continues to produce quality graduates that are rapidly absorbed by private companies and state institutions.” … Continue reading

Posted in Education

Traditional Britain Group Conference 2015

Education: reasserting our culture and values. One of the curious things about education is that, having experienced it at first hand, everyone believes themselves to be an expert on it. This is particularly damaging in the case of politicians, whose … Continue reading

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Traditional Britain Group Dinner 2015

With the writer on music Stuart Millson before the dinner John Kersey was the invited speaker at the Traditional Britain Group Annual Dinner at the Royal Over-Seas League on 12 September 2015. Here is the speech given on that occasion: … Continue reading

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Talk to the National Liberal Club

Photo credit: © John Lubbock (CC BY-SA 4.0) On 2 September 2015, John Kersey was the invited speaker at a lunch at the National Liberal Club. Here is the talk given on this occasion: NLC 2 September 2015 – Music in … Continue reading

Posted in Talks