Christopher Boodle was born in Gloucester in 1952 and received his musical education at New College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Music in London. During his student years he gained the A.R.C.M. and F.R.C.O. diplomas, in addition to receiving first prize in the Incorporated Association of Organists Competition in 1974. For six years he lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, combining the post of Assistant Cathedral organist with teaching and conducting a choral society. In 1983 he moved back to England where he is active on a self-employed basis.
Christopher Boodle's main activities now consist of solo organ-playing and composing. With regard to the former, performing venues have included festivals at Ross-on-Wye, Guiting Power, and The Three Choirs Festival; engagements abroad have included the Uster Festival in Switzerland, and a Recital Tour of the USA. Compositions include four symphonies, much organ music, a Passiontide Oratorio, a dramatic Cantata "Death of a Martyr" and a "Mass for the End of Time", plus many chamber and church works. Christopher Boodle is now an Associate member of the Performing Rights Society, and Past Chairman of the Stroud Festival.
Christopher has had produced various CD's of his music, including:
"Fanfare For The Millennium" (played by Paul Hale at Southwell Minster), "Christe Salve" (sung by the Choir of Ross on Wye Parish Church), and an entire CD of his Organ music played by Neil Weston at Spencerville Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maryland, USA. (LAMM 143D). Please contact Christopher for any information relating to the CD's.