Thomas Henry Davis (organist)

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Reverend Canon Thomas Henry Davis (1867–1947) was an English cathedral organist, who served in Wells Cathedral[1] and was the only person ever to hold a simultaneous post of canon of a cathedral and organist of the old foundation cathedrals.[2]

Background[edit]

Thomas Henry Davis was born on 25 September 1867 in Birmingham and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham.

In 1892 he became curate at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, moving to Wells Cathedral in 1895 as priest vicar. In 1912 he was appointed a prebendary of the cathedral and became precentor and canon residentiary in 1920. He remained in this post until his death in Wells in October 1947.

Career[edit]

Organist of:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. ^ The Organs and Organists of Wells Cathedral. Roger Bowers, L.S. Colchester and Anthony Crossland. Eighth edition, 1987
  3. ^ The Organs and Organists of Wells Cathedral. Roger Bowers, L.S. Colchester and Anthony Crossland. 8th edition. 1987
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Percy Carter Buck
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Wells Cathedral
1899-1933
Succeeded by
Conrad William Eden