A musician who has forged a highly distinguished career will be performing at Bury Parish Church on Friday.

John Hosking is an organist in residence at Blackburn Cathedral, an organ advisor to the Diocese of St. Asaph and a regular organist for BBC Radio 4's "Daily Service".

He will be performing at the town centre church in a lunchtime concert at 12.30pm.

John was also previously a director of music at Holy Trinity in Southport for four years and assistant director of music at St. Asaph Cathedral for 14 years.

He was appointed organ scholar of Westminster Abbey in 1996 and is the only person to have had this post extended to three years.

During this time he played 20 recitals in the Abbey and was the duty organist for several royal and state occasions.

As a recitalist, John has performed in many of the UK's major venues, has played more than 40 recitals in Chester Cathedral and made his debut at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris in 2015.

He broadcasts regularly for the BBC, including two live broadcasts on BBC One from Blackburn Cathedral in December last year.

A track from his most recent CD "St. Asaph Experience" has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Active as a composer, John has more than 40 published works.

During lockdown, John also launched an online series of concerts and performances on YouTube under the title "Great Organ Sounds".

Tickets for the event will cost £5 on the door. Refreshments will be on sale from 11.30am.