John Kitchen is a Senior Lecturer in Music and University Organist in the Reid School of Music, the University of Edinburgh. Academically, much of his teaching is in the areas of harmony, counterpoint and keyboard skills; in addition, he teaches various 17th- and 18th-century historical topics connected with his own research interests. As a busy performing musician, he conducts the Edinburgh University Singers, is Edinburgh City Organist with duties at the Usher Hall, and Director of Music at Old Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. He gives many solo recitals both in the UK and further afield, and also plays regularly with several ensembles, covering a wide range of musical styles. In addition, he is much in demand as a continuo player, accompanist, lecturer, examiner, adjudicator, writer and reviewer. John has recorded extensively for both Priory and for the Edinburgh-based label, Delphian Records.