Formby Choral Society


Jon Barton studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, organ with Matthew Evans and Kevin Bowyer, piano with Paul Jones and harpsichord with David Francis. Whilst there, he was awarded a scholarship to continue his studies abroad and so took lessons from Zsigmond Szathmary and Bernard Haas in Germany and Yanka Hekimova in Paris. In January 2009, he went for an audition as accompanist to Birkenhead Choral Society. He was immediately acclaimed as a find and confirmed in the post. In 2016 he became accompanist for FCS as well.

And as if that isn’t enough to atone for any misdemeanours – he also plays for David Holroyd’s chamber choir, Amadeus.

He is Organist at Shrewsbury Cathedral, and teaches at Birkenhead School, and Merchant Taylors’ School, Crosby.