John Henry Norrison Camidge

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John Henry Norrison Camidge (8 December 1853 - 22 September 1939) was a composer and organist based in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire.


He was born in 1853, the son of Thomas Simpson Camidge, and baptised in St. Michael-le-Belfrey on 5 January 1854.

He was a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He matriculated in 1875.

He was appointed organist at Beverley Minster on 15 July 1876.[1]

He was also music master at Beverley High School and conductor of the Beverley Choral Society.

He retired in 1933[2] but continued as Organist Emeritus until his death on 22 September 1939.



He wrote:

  • 2 Evening Services
  • A dozen or so anthems
  • Chants in the New Catholic Chant Book
  • The Collegiate Psalter


  1. ^ The Camidges of York: Five Generations of a Musical Family. David Griffiths. Borthwick Publications, 2010
  2. ^ Hull Daily Mail - Wednesday 27 September 1939