Lionel Frederick Dakers

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Lionel Frederick Dakers CBE (1924 – 2003) was an English cathedral organist, who served in Ripon Cathedral and Exeter Cathedral.[1]

Background[edit]

Lionel Frederick Dakers was born on 24 February 1924 in Rochester, Kent.[2] He studied organ under Harold Aubie Bennett at Rochester Cathedral and Edward Bairstow at York Minster.[3]

He was a Special Commissioner for the Royal School of Church Music in 1958–1972, Director of the Royal School of Church Music 1972–1990; President of the Incorporated Association Of Organists 1972–1975; Secretary of the Cathedral Organists' Association 1972–1988; President of the Royal College of Organists 1976–1978.

He was appointed CBE in 1983.

Family life[edit]

He married Elisabeth Williams (d. 1997) in 1952. They had 4 daughters.

He died in Salisbury, Wiltshire on 10 March 2003.

Career[edit]

Assistant organist of:

Organist of:

References[edit]

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Charles Henry Moody
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Ripon Cathedral
1954-1957
Succeeded by
Philip Marshall
Preceded by
Reginald Moore
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Exeter Cathedral
1957-1972
Succeeded by
Lucian Nethsingha