John Bertalot is Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church, Princeton, NJ, and Adjunct Professor at Westminster Choir College, Princeton.
His compositions are well-known in Great Britain and the USA.
In over forty years of professional music-making Dr John Bertalot has led choral workshops all over the world. His many compositions are widely published.
After studying at the Royal College of Music, and Oxford and Cambridge Universities, John’s first appointment was to St Matthew’s Church, Northampton. He then became director of music at Blackburn Cathedral where he founded the Blackburn Bach Choir and was Senior Lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. In moving to the USA he led for sixteen years one of the most ambitious Episcopal Church music programmes in the USA, where he founded the acclaimed Princeton Singers, and lectured in music at Rider University.
In 1998 he ‘retired’ to the UK where his time has been filled with leading choral workshops, adjudicating at music festivals and composing. He is also organist of a village church in the middle of the Lancashire countryside, where he still puts into practice all his choir-training techniques.