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English organist and choirmaster John Gavin Scott was born in Wakefield on 18 June 1956 and was a chorister at Wakefield Cathedral, where he learnt to play the organ. He was organ scholar at St John's Collge, Cambridge (1974-8), as assistant to George Guest, and studying with Gillian Weir, Jonathan Bielby and Ralph Downes.
His first job was as assistant organist at St Paul's Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral in London. He took over as organist and director of music when Christopher Dearnley retired.
He moved to New York City as organist and director of music at St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, in 2004.
He recorded extensively on at least six different labels, and contributed chants and psalm texts to The Anglican Psalter.