List of musicians at English cathedrals

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Pipe organ in Gloucester Cathedral. The case dates from 1579, the organ was rebuilt by Henry Willis (1874). It is located in its original position.
The organ of Exeter Cathedral is inscribed "John Loosemore made this organ, 1665".
The pipe organ of Chester Cathedral

The cathedrals of England have a long history of liturgical music, often played on or accompanied by the organ. The role of cathedral organist is a salaried appointment, the organist often also serving as choirmaster. There is also an assistant organist, and often an organ scholar.

Birmingham, St Philip's Cathedral[edit]

Organists at St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham have included composers Charles John Blood Meacham, Richard Yates Mander and Rupert Jeffcoat.

Directors of Music[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

Blackburn Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Blackburn Cathedral have included Charles Hylton Stewart, John Bertalot and Gordon Stewart.

Directors of Music[edit]

Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

  • Justin Waters
  • James Thomas
  • Benjamin Saunders
  • Robert Costin
  • David Goodenough
  • Tim Cooke
  • 2000–2006 Greg Morris
  • 2006–2012 James Davy
  • 2012–2021 Shaun Turnbull

Bradford Cathedral[edit]

Organists at Bradford Cathedral have included the following.

Organist and Master of the Choristers[edit]

  • c1861–1893 Absalom Rawnsley Swaine
  • 1893–1939 Henry Coates
  • 1939–1963 Charles Hooper
  • 1963–1981 Keith Vernon Rhodes
  • 1982–1986 Geoffrey John Weaver
  • 1986–2002 Alan Graham Horsey
  • 2003–2011 Andrew Teague

Organist & Director of Music[edit]

  • 2012–2016 Alexander Woodrow
  • 2017– Alexander Berry

Cathedral Organist[edit]

  • 2011–2014 Paul Bowen

Sub-Organist & Assistant Director of Music[edit]

  • 1957-1960 Charles Edmondson
  • 1984-2004 Martin Derek Baker
  • 1997-2000 Jonathan Kingston
  • 2004-2011 Paul Bowen
  • 2009-2012 David Condry
  • 2012-2016 Jonathan Eyre
  • 2016-2018 Jon Payne
  • 2019- Graham Thorpe

Associate Organist[edit]

  • 2018–2019 Ed Jones

Bristol Cathedral[edit]

Organists at Bristol Cathedral have included the writer and composer Percy Buck and the conductor Malcolm Archer.

Organists[edit]

  • 1542 Thomas Denny
  • 1588 Elway Bevin
  • 1638 Arthur Phillips
  • 1639 Thomas Deane
  • 1680 Paul Heath
  • 1724 Nathaniel Priest
  • 1734 James Morley
  • 1756 George Coombes
  • 1759 Edward Higgins
  • 1765 George Coombes
  • 1769 Edward Rooke
  • 1773 Samuel Mineard
  • 1778 Richard Langdon
  • 1781 Rice Wasbrough
  • 1825 John Davies Corfe
  • 1876 George Riseley
  • 1899 Percy Carter Buck
  • 1901 Hubert Hunt
  • 1946 Reginald Alwyn Surplice
  • 1949 Clifford Harker
  • 1983 Malcolm Archer
  • 1990 Christopher Brayne
  • 1998 Mark Lee

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 1856–1860 John Barrett
  • 1862–1876 George Riseley
  • Albert Edward New
  • 1888–1892 J.H. Fulford
  • 1902 Arthur S. Warrell
  • 1920–1941 Geoffrey Leonard Mendham
  • 1956-1959 Lionel Pike
  • Stephen Taylor
  • John Jenkin
  • 1980–1986 Martin Schellenberg (later Director of Music of Christchurch Priory)
  • 1986–1989 Tony Pinel
  • 1989–1991 Claire Hobbs
  • 1991–1994 Ian Ball
  • 1994–2001 David Hobourn
  • 2001– Paul Walton

Canterbury Cathedral[edit]

Organists and Assistant Organists at Canterbury Cathedral have included composers Clement Charlton Palmer, Gerald Hocken Knight and Philip Moore and musical directors Sidney Campbell, Allan Wicks and Stephen Darlington.[3][4]

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 1836 William Henry Longhurst
  • 1873 John Browning Lott
  • 1875 ?
  • 1884 Herbert Austin Fricker
  • 1892 J. Sterndale Grundy
  • 1906 W. T. Harvey
  • 1909 Frank Charles Butcher
  • 1918 Rene Soames[5]
  • 1926 ?
  • 1936 Henry Frank Cole
  • 1938 ?
  • 1953 John Malcolm Tyler[6]
  • 1956 Gwilym Isaac
  • 1964 Stephen Crisp
  • 1968 Philip Moore
  • 1974 Stephen Darlington
  • 1978 David Flood
  • 1986 Michael Harris
  • 1997 Timothy Noon
  • 2001 Matthew Martin
  • 2005 Robert Patterson
  • 2008 John Robinson
  • 2010 Simon Lawford (acting)
  • 2011 David Newsholme
  • 2020 Adrian Bawtree (acting)
  • 2022 Jamie Rogers

Second Assistant Organists[edit]

Carlisle Cathedral[edit]

Plaque in Carlisle Cathedral

Notable organists at Carlisle Cathedral have included the composer, astronomer and mathematician Thomas Greatorex and founder of the Royal School of Church Music, Sir Sydney Nicholson.

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 1900–1902 Stanley G. P. Stubbs (later Acting Organist)
  • 1915–1919 Charles Frederick Eastwood
  • 1932–1934 G. F. Stuart
  • 1940–1945 Keith Burton-Nickson[7]
  • William L. Snowdon
  • Ifor James
  • 1970–1973 Christopher Rathbone
  • 1974–1985 Hugh Davies
  • 1985–1987 Andrew Shaw
  • 1987–1989 Andrew Sackett
  • 1989–1995 Ian Hare[8]
  • 1995–1999 Charles Harrison (later organist of Chichester Cathedral)
  • 2000–2005 David Gibbs
  • 2005–2008 John Robinson (Organist and Choir Director)
  • 2008–present Edward Taylor (formerly Assistant Organist to Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir)

Chelmsford Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Chelmsford Cathedral have included Stanley Vann and Philip Ledger.

Directors of Music[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • Geoffrey Becket
  • 1963 John Jordan
  • 1966 Peter Cross
  • 1968 David Sparrow
  • 1986 Timothy Allen
  • 1991 Neil Weston

Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

Chester Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists of Chester Cathedral include the composers Robert White and John Sanders and the recording artist Roger Fisher.[9][10]

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 1857 Mr. Munns
  • 1872–1876 Herbert Stephen Irons[10]
  • 1876–1877 Joseph Cox Bridge (then organist)
  • ????–1890 John Gumi
  • 1893–1925 John Thomas Hughes (then organist)
  • 1925–1926 Guillaume Ormond (later organist of Truro Cathedral)[10]
  • 1934–1944 James Roland Middleton (later organist of Chelmsford Cathedral)[10]
  • 1944–1947 George Guest (later organist of St John's College, Cambridge)
  • 1955–1960 Brian Runnett (later organist of Norwich Cathedral)
  • 1960–1962 Peter Gilbert White
  • 1962–1967 Harold Hullah
  • 1967–1971 John Belcher
  • 1971–1974 John Cooper Green
  • 1974-1976 Gwyn Hodgson
  • 1976–1978 John Keys
  • 1978–1980 Simon Russell
  • 1980–1984 Martin Singleton
  • 1984–1986 David Holroyd
  • 1986–1989 Lee Ward
  • 1989–1998 Graham Eccles
  • 1998–2002 Benjamin Saunders
  • 2003–2008 Philip Rushforth (later organist)
  • 2008–2011 Ian Roberts
  • 2011–2016 Benjamin Chewter
  • 2016–2020 Andrew Wyatt

Chichester Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Chichester Cathedral have included composer Thomas Weelkes and conductors John Birch and Nicholas Cleobury.

Until 1801, there were two distinct posts, 'Organist' and 'Master of the Choristers', which were merged upon the appointment of James Target. Since the mid-nineteenth century, there has existed the role of Assistant Organist. Currently, the 'Organist and Master of the Choristers' is responsible for the direction of the choir and cathedral liturgy, and the 'Assistant Organist' accompanies the choir.

The sacking of Chichester Cathedral in December 1642 caused all cathedral services to be suspended. They were not resumed until the restoration of the monarchy in 1661. The choir was re-formed in the same year, but the appointment of a new organist did not occur until 1668.

Organists and Masters of the Choristers[edit]

Organist (1545–1801)

Master of the Choristers (1550s – 1801)

Organist and Master of the Choristers (1801 – present)

Assistant Organists[edit]

Coventry Cathedral[edit]

This list details only those who have held positions in the new Coventry Cathedral.

Directors of Music[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 1960 Martyn Lane[citation needed]
  • 1962 Michael Burnett[citation needed]
  • 1964 Robert George Weddle (then Organist)
  • 1972 J Richard Lowry
  • 1976 Ian Little (then Organist)
  • 1977 Paul Leddington Wright (then Organist)
  • 1984 Timothy Hone
  • 1988 Chris Argent (then Shrewsbury School)
  • 1990 David Poulter (then Director of Music; later Director of Music at Liverpool Cathedral)
  • 1995–2002 Daniel Moult
  • 2004 Alistair Reid
  • 2011–2013 Laurence Lyndon-Jones (to Chelmsford Cathedral)
  • 2018–2020 Rachel Mahon (then Director of Music)

Derby Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Derby Cathedral have included Arthur Claypole and Wallace Ross.

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • (Alfred) Samuel (Wensley) Baker
  • Celyn Kingsbury
  • Rodney Tomkins
  • 1985 Tom Corfield
  • 2017 Edward Turner

Durham Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Durham Cathedral have included the composers Thomas Ebdon and Richard Lloyd, organists Philip Armes, John Dykes Bower who went on to St Paul's Cathedral, London, Conrad William Eden and James Lancelot, and choral conductor David Hill.

Organists[edit]

Sub-Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 2009–2011 Oliver Brett
  • 2011–2015 David Ratnanayagam
  • 2016–2018 Jason Lowe

Ely Cathedral[edit]

Organists of Ely Cathedral have included the composers Basil Harwood and Arthur Wills.

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • ????-1857 Mr. Bailey (afterwards organist of Holy Trinity Church, Coventry)
  • ????-1865 William J. Kempton
  • George Legge
  • William George Price (later organist to the City of Melbourne)
  • 1903–1906 Frederick Chubb [14]
  • 1906–1909 Harold Carpenter Lumb Stocks
  • 1911–1915 Edwin Alec Collins[14]
  • 1927–1929 Guillaume Ormond[14](afterwards organist of Truro Cathedral)
  • William Bean
  • 1939 C. P. R. Wilson
  • 1945–1949 Russell Missin
  • 1949–1958 Arthur Wills (later organist)
  • 1958–1961 Christopher Scarf
  • 1961–1964 Michael Dudman
  • 1964–1966 Anthony Greening
  • 1968–1972 Roger Judd (afterwards Master of the Music at St Michael's College, Tenbury)
  • 1973–1976 Gerald Gifford
  • 1977–1989 Stephen Le Prevost
  • 1989–1991 Jeremy Filsell
  • 1991–1996 David Price (now organist at Portsmouth Cathedral)
  • 1996–1998 Sean Farrell
  • 1999–2002 Scott Farrell
  • 2002 Jonathan Lilley (now Director of Music at Waltham Abbey)
  • 2013 Edmund Aldhouse
  • 2019 Glen Dempsey

Directors of the Girl Choristers[edit]

Assistant Organists of the Girls' Choir[edit]

  • 2006–2008 Edward Taylor (now Assistant Organist at Carlisle Cathedral)
  • 2008–2012 Oliver Hancock (now Director of Music at St Mary's Warwick)
  • 2012–2014 Alexander Berry (now Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral)
  • 2015–2017 Alexander Goodwin (now at St John's School Leatherhead as Head of Music Performance & Choral Music)
  • 2017–2021 Aaron Shilson (now Assistant Director of Music at Llandaff Cathedral)
  • 2021-present Jack Wilson (Graduate Organ Scholar)

Exeter Cathedral[edit]

List of the organists of Exeter Cathedral

Notable organists at Exeter Cathedral include composer and hymn writer Samuel Sebastian Wesley, educator Sir Ernest Bullock and conductor Sir Thomas Armstrong.

Organists / Directors of Music[edit]

Assistant Organists (Organist from 1999)[edit]

  • 1856 H. G. Halfyard
  • 1861–1870 W. Pinney
  • 1861?–1868 Graham Clarke (later organist of St Andrew's, Plymouth)[15]
  • ????–1880? Edward Ellis Vinnicombe
  • 1881–1889 Ernest Slater
  • Frederick Gandy Bradford[16]
  • ????–1898 Walter Hoyle[17] (later organist of Coventry Cathedral)
  • 1900–1906 Revd Arnold Duncan Culley[18]
  • 1906–1918 F. J. Pinn
  • 1919–1927 Ernest Bullock[19] (later organist here, subsequently knighted and Organist of Westminster Abbey)
  • 1929–1937 William Harry Gabb[20] (later Organist of H.M. Chapels Royal & Sub Organist at St Paul's Cathedral, London)
  • 1937–1940 John Norman Hind
  • 1945–1946 John Norman Hind
  • 1946– Edgar S. Landen
  • 1950–1955 Howard Stephens[21]
  • 1956–1961 Stuart Marston Smith
  • 1961–1969 Christopher Gower (later Master of the Music at Peterborough Cathedral)
  • 1969–2010 Paul Morgan (titled 'Organist' in 1999)

Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

  • 2010 David Davies
  • 2016 Timothy Parsons

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 1994–2016 Stephen Tanner (Assistant Organist)

Gloucester Cathedral[edit]

List of organists at Gloucester Cathedral

Notable among the organists of Gloucester Cathedral are Samuel Sebastian Wesley (his final cathedral appointment) and composers and choral conductors of the Three Choirs Festival, Sir Arthur Herbert Brewer, Herbert Sumsion and John Sanders.

Organists[edit]

The known organists of the cathedral are listed below. In modern times, the most senior post has become known as Director of Music; only these names are recorded here.

Assistant Organists[edit]

Guildford Cathedral[edit]

Organists at Guildford Cathedral have included choral director Barry Rose and the composer Philip Moore.

Organists[edit]

Sub-Organists[edit]

Hereford Cathedral[edit]

List inside Hereford Cathedral

Notable organists of Hereford Cathedral include the 16th-century composers John Bull and John Farrant, briefly, Samuel Sebastian Wesley (his first cathedral appointment), the conductor and advocate of British composers Meredith Davies and the editor of Allegri's Miserere, Ivor Atkins.

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

Leicester Cathedral[edit]

List of organists of Leicester Cathedral

Notable organists at Leicester Cathedral have included Gordon Slater and Jonathan Gregory.

Organists and Directors of Music[edit]

Assistant Organists and Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

  • Frederick William Dickerson
  • Dennis Arnold Smith 1918
  • Stanley Vann 1932 (subsequently Master of the Music at Peterborough Cathedral 1953–1977)
  • Thomas Bates Wilkinson 1933[36]
  • Wallace Michael Ross 1951 (subsequently assistant organist at Gloucester Cathedral 1954–1958, and organist of Derby Cathedral 1958–1982)
  • Sidney Thomas Rudge 1955
  • Robert Prime 1965
  • Geoffrey Malcolm Herbert Carter 1973 (subsequently organist of St Mary's Church, Humberstone)
  • David Cowen 1995 (now Associate Organist of Leicester Cathedral)
  • Simon Headley 1999–2018 (also Acting Director of Music in the Autumn of 2010 between the departure of Jonathan Gregory and the appointment of current Director of Music, Christopher Ouvry-Johns)
  • Rosie Vinter 2019–present

Lichfield Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists of Lichfield Cathedral include the 17th-century composer Michael East, and the musical educator and choral conductor Sir William Henry Harris who conducted at the coronations of both Elizabeth II and George VI

Organists[edit]

  • 1618 Michael East
  • 1638 Henry Hinde
  • 1662 Mr Lamb (Snr)
  • 1688 Mr Lamb (Jnr)
  • 1723 George Lamb III
  • 1750 John Alcock
  • 1766 William Brown
  • 1807 Samuel Spofforth
  • 1864 Thomas Bedsmore
  • 1881 John Browning Lott
  • 1925 Ambrose P. Porter
  • 1959 Richard Greening
  • 1978 Jonathan Rees-Williams
  • 1992 Andrew Lumsden
  • 2002 Philip Scriven
  • 2010 Martyn Rawles

This post was restructured in September 2010.

Directors of Music[edit]

  • 2010 Ben and Cathy Lamb
  • 2016 Ben Lamb

Assistant Organists[edit]

This post was restructured in September 2010.

Lincoln Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists of Lincoln Cathedral have included the Renaissance composers William Byrd and John Reading and the biographer of Mendelssohn, William Thomas Freemantle.

Organists[edit]

  • 1439 John Ingleton
  • 1489 John Davy
  • 1490 John Warcup
  • 1506 Leonard Pepir
  • 1508 Thomas Ashwell
  • 1518 John Watkins
  • 1524 John Gilbert
  • 1528 Robert Dove
  • 1538 Thomas Appilby
  • 1539 James Crowe
  • 1541 Thomas Appilby
  • 1552 William Monk[40]
  • 1559 Thomas Appilby
  • 1563 William Byrd
  • 1572 Thomas Butler
  • 1593 William Boys
  • 1594 John Hilton
  • 1599 Thomas Kingston
  • 1616 John Wanlesse
  • 1660 Thomas Mudd
  • 1663 Andrew Hecht
  • 1670 John Reading
  • 1693 Thomas Hecht
  • 1693 Thomas Allinson
  • 1704 George Holmes
  • 1721 Charles Murgatroy
  • 1741 William Middlebrook
  • 1756 Lloyd Raynor
  • 1784 John Hasted
  • 1794 George Skelton
  • 1850 John Matthew Wilson Young
  • 1895 George Bennett
  • 1930 Gordon Archbold Slater
  • 1966 Philip Marshall
  • 1986 David Flood
  • 1988 Colin Walsh

From 2003 the post was divided: Colin Walsh became Organist Laureate and Aric Prentice was appointed Director of Music.

Director of Music[edit]

  • 2003 Aric Prentice

Assistant Organists[edit]

Articled pupils fulfilled the role of assistant organist until 1893 when the Chapter formalised the position of assistant organist.

Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

Liverpool Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Liverpool Cathedral have included Edgar Robinson and Ian Tracey.

Directors of Music of Liverpool Cathedral[edit]

  • 1910–1915 Frederick William Burstall (of the Lady Chapel)
  • 1924–1947 Edgar Cyril Robinson
  • 1947–1982 Ronald Woan
  • 1982–2007 – Ian Tracey
  • 2008–2017 David Poulter
  • 2017–2021 Lee Ward

Organists of Liverpool Cathedral[edit]

  • 1910–1915 Frederick William Burstall (of the Lady Chapel)
  • 1915–1955 Walter Henry Goss-Custard
  • 1955–1980 Noel Rawsthorne
  • 1980– Ian Tracey

London, St Paul's Cathedral[edit]

The many distinguished musicians who have been organists, choir masters and choristers at St Paul's Cathedral include the composers John Redford, Thomas Morley, John Blow, Jeremiah Clarke and John Stainer, while well known performers have included Alfred Deller, John Shirley-Quirk, Anthony Way and the conductors Charles Groves and Paul Hillier and the poet Walter de la Mare.

Organists and Directors of Music[edit]

Sub-Organists and Assistant Organists[edit]

In 2007 the posts of Organist and Director of Music were separated, the Sub-Organist post being re-titled Organist & Assistant Director of Music in September 2008.

Organist and Assistant Director of Music

  • 2008 (September) Simon Johnson[48]

Assistant Sub-Organists and Sub-Organists[edit]

In 2007 the posts of Organist and Director of Music were separated, the Assistant Sub-Organist post being re-titled Sub-Organist in April 2008 to reflect the increased demands and prominence of the role.

Sub-Organists

Almoners and Masters of the Choristers[edit]

  • 1315–1329 William of Tolleshunt
  • fl. 1345 John de Hadley
  • fl. 1358 John de Ware
  • ????–1534 Thomas Hickman
  • 1530–1540 John Redford (also Organist)
  • before 1552 Thomas Mulliner
  • 1559–1576 Sebastian Westcote (Vicar Choral)
  • 1584–1589 Thomas Giles
  • 1596 Edward Kerkham
  • 1599–1612 Edward Pearce or Piers
  • 1613–1624 John Gibbs
  • 1626–1742 Martin Peerson
  • 1661–1775 Randall Jewett
  • 1686–1687 Michael Wise
  • 1687–1693 John Blow
  • 1693–1707 Jeremiah Clarke (also Organist)
  • 1707–1748 Charles King (Vicar Choral)
  • 1748–1773 William Savage (Vicar Choral)
  • 1773–1793 Robert Hudson (Vicar Choral)
  • 1793–1800 Richard Bellamy (Vicar Choral)
  • 1800–1812 John Sale (Vicar Choral)
  • 1812–1846 William Hawes (Vicar Choral)
  • 1846–1853 William Hale
  • 1853–1872 J. H. Coward (Minor Canon)

The title of Almoner was abolished in 1872,[49] while the post of Master of the Choristers was held by a succession of Vicars Choral:

The training of the choristers was then entrusted to the Organist and his deputies until –

In 1990 the post was re-united with that of Organist under John Scott

Some notable Choristers and Vicars Choral[edit]

16th century
17th century
18th century
19th century
20th century

Manchester Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Manchester Cathedral have included Frederick Bridge and Sydney Nicholson.

Organists[edit]

Assistant organists[edit]

Newcastle Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Newcastle Cathedral have included Charles Avison and Colin Ross.

Organists[edit]

  • 1687 Samuel Nichols
  • 1736 Charles Avison
  • 1770 Edward Avison
  • 1776 Matthias Hawdon
  • 1789 Charles Avison Jnr
  • 1795 Thomas Thompson
  • 1834 Dr Thomas Ions
  • 1857 William Ions
  • 1894 George Huntley
  • 1895 John Jeffries
  • 1918 William Ellis
  • 1936 Kenneth Malcolmson
  • 1955 Colin Ross
  • 1967 Dr. Russell Missin
  • 1987 Timothy Hone
  • 2002 Scott Farrell
  • 2008 George Richford (Acting)
  • 2009 Michael Stoddart
  • 2016 Ian Roberts

Assistant organists[edit]

Director of the Girls Choir and Sub-Organist[edit]

  • 2008-2010 George Richford, Founder Director of the Girls Choir
  • 2010–2012 David Stevens (later Organist and Master of the Choristers at Belfast Cathedral, and Sub-Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral)[54]

Assistant Director of Music[edit]

  • 2012–2015 James Norrey (became Assistant Sub-Organist at Rochester Cathedral)
  • 2015 Kris Thomsett

Norwich Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists of Norwich Cathedral have included Zechariah Buck and Brian Runnett, and composers Thomas Morley, Heathcote Dicken Statham, Alfred R. Gaul and Arthur Henry Mann.

Organists and Masters of the Music[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

Oxford, Christ Church[edit]

First among the notable organists of Christ Church, Oxford is the Renaissance composer John Taverner. Other significant composers and conductors are Basil Harwood, Sir William Henry Harris, Sir Thomas Armstrong, Sydney Watson, Francis Grier, Simon Preston and Nicholas Cleobury.

Organists[edit]

Sub-Organists[edit]

Assistant Organist (1753–1990)

Sub-Organist (1990–present)

Precentors[edit]

Peel Cathedral (Isle of Man)[edit]

Organists at Peel Cathedral have included the following.

Organists and Choirmasters[edit]

  • 1983 Mike Porter
  • 1986 Bernard Clark
  • 1991 Mark Roper
  • 1992 Stephen Dutton
  • 1993 Edward Coleman
  • 1995 Harvey Easton
  • 2001 Mike Porter

Between 1991 and 1994 the job was combined with the Head of Music position at King Williams College.

Organists and Directors of Music[edit]

  • 2008 Donald Roworth
  • 2012 Peter Litman[59]

Associate Organist[edit]

  • 2018-present Stuart Corrie

Peterborough Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists of Peterborough Cathedral have included Stanley Vann, Sir Malcolm Sargent and Sir Thomas Armstrong.

Masters of the Music[edit]

[1]

Assistant Masters of the Music[edit]

Plymouth Cathedral[edit]

Organists at Plymouth Cathedral have included the following.

Directors of Music[edit]

  • 1990 Neville Allen
  • 1996 Robert Osmond (formerly Director of Music at Sacred Heart and S Thérèse, Paignton)
  • 1998 Kevin Holmes (formerly Director of Music at the Birmingham Oratory)
  • 2001 Christopher Fletcher (formerly Director of Music at Totnes Parish Church)
  • 2020 Robert Osmond (formerly Director of Music at this Cathedral – returning for a second term)

Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

  • 1996–1998 Brian Apperson (formerly Director of Music at St Augustine's, Kilburn, London NW6

Organists[edit]

  • 1995–1997 Timothy J Lewis (formerly an Anglican Priest and now a Catholic Priest & Canon Precentor of this Cathedral)
  • 1950s Webster Mansfield (formerly Organist at Holy Cross Plymouth)

Portsmouth Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Portsmouth Cathedral have included Adrian Lucas and David Price.

Organists[edit]

  • 1927 Hugh Burry
  • 1933 T. H. Newboult
  • 1944 John Davison
  • 1959 Maxwell Menzies
  • 1964 Peter Stevenson
  • 1968 Christopher Gower
  • 1977 Anthony Froggatt
  • 1990 Adrian Lucas
  • 1996 David Price

Sub-Organists[edit]

  • 1930 Mr Pease
  • 1963 Hugh Davis
  • 1978 David Thorne
  • 1999 Rosemary Field
  • 2005 Marcus Wibberley
  • 2012 Oliver Hancock
  • 2018 Sachin Gunga

Ripon Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists of Ripon Cathedral have included composers Charles Harry Moody and Ronald Edward Perrin.

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists/Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

  • Edward Brown[66]
  • 1876–1881 Henry Taylor[67]
  • ???? J. William-Render[68]
  • William Rains
  • William Edward Cave
  • Edgar Alfred Lane
  • ????-1887 Herbert Arthur Wheeldon[69]
  • 1887–1890 Charles Morton Bailey
  • Edgar Watson
  • ca. 1908 C. Richards[70]
  • David Lamb
  • 1925–1927 Leonard Bagguley[71][72] (formerly assistant organist of St Mary's Church, Nottingham, afterwards organist of Paignton Parish Church)

The post of assistant organist was informal until 1928 when it made official.

  • 1928–1935 Dennis Cocks
  • 1935–1939 Alfred H. Allsop
  • World War Two (1939–1947)
  • 1947–1952 Alex Forrest
  • 1952–1955 Paul Mace
  • 1955–1956 Keith Bond
  • 1956–1958 Peter Anthony Stanley Stevenson[73]
  • 1958–1963 Laurence Gibbon
  • 1963–1974 Alan Dance
  • 1974–1986 Marcus Huxley (later organist of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham)
  • 1986–1998 Robert Marsh
  • 1998–2003 Andrew Bryden (then organist)
  • 2003-2004 Stephen Power (Acting)
  • 2004–2008 Thomas Leech
  • 2009–2013 Edmund Aldhouse
  • 2013–2014 Ben Horden (acting)
  • 2014– Tim Harper

Rochester Cathedral[edit]

Among the composers, conductors and concert performers who have been organists at Rochester Cathedral are Bertram Luard-Selby, Harold Aubie Bennett, Percy Whitlock and William Whitehead.

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

Cathedral Organists[edit]

Assistant Sub-Organists[edit]

  • 2015 Ben Bloor
  • 2016–2018 James Norrey

St Albans Cathedral[edit]

List of organists of St Albans Cathedral

The posts of organist and master of the music at St Albans Cathedral have been held by a number of well-known musicians, including Peter Hurford, Stephen Darlington and Barry Rose. Andrew Lucas is the current Master of the Music.[75] Since 1963 the cathedral has been home to the St Albans International Organ Festival, winners of which include Dame Gillian Weir, Thomas Trotter and Naji Hakim.

Organists[edit]

  • 1302 Adam
  • 1498 Robert Fayrfax
  • 1529 Henry Besteney
  • 1820 Thomas Fowler
  • 1831 Edwin Nicholls
  • 1833 Thomas Fowler
  • 1837 Thomas Brooks
  • 1846 John Brooks
  • 1855 William Simmons
  • 1858 John Stocks Booth
  • 1880 George Gaffe
  • 1907 Willie Lewis Luttman
  • 1930 Cuthbert E. Osmond
  • 1937 Albert Charles Tysoe
  • 1947 Meredith Davies
  • 1951 Claude Peter Primrose Burton
  • 1957 Peter Hurford
  • 1978 Stephen Darlington
  • 1985 Colin Walsh
  • 1988 Barry Rose
  • 1998 Andrew Lucas

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 1908–1909 John Cawley[76]
  • 1921–1930 George C. Straker
  • 1936–1939 Sydney John Barlow[77]
  • 1945–1951 Frederick Carter
  • 1951–1970 John Henry Freeman[78]
  • 1970–1975 Simon Lindley
  • 1972-1973 Anthony Jennings[79]
  • 1975–1976 John Clough
  • 1976–2001 Andrew Parnell
  • 2001–2008 Simon Johnson (later Assistant Director of Music St Paul's Cathedral)
  • 2008–present Tom Winpenny

St Edmundsbury Cathedral[edit]

Plaques in memory of Harrison Oxley, Wilfred Mothersole and Percy Hallam in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, at the foot of the steps to the organ loft

This list of organists of St Edmundsbury Cathedral also includes organists of the parish church of St James before it was elevated to Cathedral status in 1914 with the creation of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Organists and Directors of Music[edit]

  • 1760 Mr Nair
  • 1785 Thomas Harrington
  • 1815 John Harrington
  • 1841 Philip Harrington
  • 1863 Frederick Fearnside
  • 1877 Mr Sydenham
  • 1883 Edward Iles
  • 1892 Revd J Lord
  • 1896 Harold Shann
  • 1937 Percy Hallam
  • 1958 Harrison Oxley
  • 1985 Paul Trepte
  • 1990 Mark Blatchly
  • 1993 Mervyn Cousins
  • 1997 James Thomas
  • 2020-2021 Vacant
  • 2021 Timothy Parsons

Assistant Organists and Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

  • 1867–1877 B Fearnside
  • 1917 Wilfred Mothersole
  • 1971 Mary Slatter
  • 1973 John Scott Whiteley
  • 1975 Geoffrey Hannant
  • 1986 Mervyn Cousins
  • 1993 Scott Farrell
  • 1999 Michael Bawtree
  • 2004 Jonathan Vaughn
  • 2007 David Humphreys
  • 2011 Daniel Soper
  • 2016 Alexander Binns
  • 2019 Richard Cook

Salisbury Cathedral[edit]

Among the notable organists of Salisbury Cathedral have been a number of composers and well-known performers including Bertram Luard-Selby, Charles Frederick South, Sir Walter Galpin Alcock, Sir David Valentine Willcocks, Douglas Guest, Christopher Hugh Dearnley, Richard Godfrey Seal and the BBC presenter Simon Lole.

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

Sheffield Cathedral[edit]

Notable organists at Sheffield Cathedral have included Edwin Lemare and Reginald Tustin Baker.

Organists and Directors of Music[edit]

Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

  • 2013 Joshua Hales
  • 2018 James Kealey (Interim)
  • 2018 Joshua Stephens
  • 2021 Ian Seddon

Assistant Master of the Music[edit]

  • 1992–1995 Tim Horton
  • 1995–1999 Chris Betts
  • 1999 Mark Pybus
  • 1999–2005 Peter Heginbotham
  • 2005–2012 Anthony Gowing

Sub Organists[edit]

  • ?–1976 Hubert Stafford
  • 1975-1979 David G Read
  • 1979–1985 Paul Parsons
  • 1989–1992 Martin Colton

Southwark Cathedral[edit]

Among the organists of Southwark Cathedral are Edgar Tom Cook, known for his lunchtime organ broadcasts on the BBC, and the organ designer and noted teacher Ralph Downes.

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • F. Stanley Winter
  • 1908–1917 Charles Edgar Ford
  • 1917–1922 Francis W. Sutton
  • 1922 J.C. Bradshaw 1922
  • 1923–1925 Ralph William Downes (later Organist of the London Oratory, Brompton, organ consultant and designer, including designer and curator of the Royal Festival Hall organ)
  • 1934–1935 Philip Miles
  • 1936 Ernest F.A. Suttle
  • 1937–1954 Ernest Herbert Warrell[86]
  • 1955–1956 William Allen Humpherson[87]
  • 1957–1959 Denys Darlow
  • 1959–1962 John Flower, Alan Dance, John Oxlade
  • 1962–1970 Arthur Newell
  • 1971–1974 Christopher Jenkins
  • 1975–1978 Nicholas Woods
  • 1978–1985 John Scott
  • 1985–1988 Andrew Lumsden
  • 1988–1997 Stephen Layton
  • 1997 Stephen Disley

Southwell Minster[edit]

At Southwell Minster, the term Rector Chori is used rather than Director of Music, or Master of the Choristers. It literally means Ruler of the Choir, and is an historic title.

Rectores Chori[edit]

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists:

In 2008 the title of Assistant Organist was replaced with Assistant Director of Music, in line with other Cathedrals. Assistant Directors of Music:

Truro Cathedral[edit]

The Diocese of Truro was established in 1876 and Truro Cathedral was consecrated in 1887. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin occupied the site before the cathedral was built, and had an organ: its organists included Charles William Hempel and his son Charles Frederick Hempel.

Organists and Masters of the Choristers[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

Wakefield Cathedral[edit]

Organist of Wakefield Cathedral have included the following.

Organists[edit]

  • 1886 Joseph Naylor Hardy
  • 1930–1945 Newell Smith Wallbank
  • 1945–1970 Percy George Saunders
  • 1970–2010 Jonathan Bielby MBE
  • 2010–2020 Thomas Moore
  • 2020–2021 James Bowstead (Acting)
  • 2021- Ed Jones

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 1896–1900 William Frederick Dunnill[96]
  • 1961–1971 John Holt
  • 1975–1983 Peter David Gould
  • 1983–1985 Gareth Green[97]
  • 1985–1991 Keith Wright
  • 1991–1996 Sean Farrell
  • 1996–2002 Louise Reid (née Marsh)
  • 2002–2010 Thomas Moore
  • 2010 Daniel Justin
  • 2011–2015 Simon Earl
  • 2015–2017 Sachin Gunga
  • 2018–2020 James Bowstead
  • 2020–2021 Robert Pecksmith
  • 2021- James Bowstead

Wells Cathedral[edit]

The first record of an organ at Wells Cathedral dates from 1310, with a smaller organ, probably for the Lady Chapel, being installed in 1415. In 1620 a new organ, built by Thomas Dallam, was installed at a cost of £398 1s 5d, however this was destroyed by parliamentary soldiers in 1643 and another new organ was built in 1662,[98] which was enlarged in 1786,[99] and again rebuilt in 1855, a substantial early work of 'Father' Henry Willis.[100] In 1909–1910 a new organ was built by Harrison & Harrison with the best parts of the old organ retained (approximately one-third of the stops being by Willis),[101] and this has been maintained by the same company since.[102]

Organists[edit]

  • 1416–1418 Walter Bagele (or Vageler)[103]
  • 1421–1422 Robert Cator
  • 1428–1431 John Marshal
  • 1437–1462 John Marchell
  • 1461–1462 John Menyman (joint)
  • 1461–1462 Richard Hygons (joint)
  • 1497–1507 Richard Hygons
  • 1507–1508 Richard Bramston
  • 1508 John Clawsy (or Clavelleshay)
  • 1514 William Mylwhard
  • 1515–1531 Richard Bramston
  • 1534–1538 John Smyth
  • 1547–1554 Nicholas Prynne
  • 1556–1557 John Marker
  • 1558 Robert Awman
  • 1559–1562 William Lyde
  • 1563 Thomas Tanner
  • 1568 Matthew Nailer
  • 1587 John Clerk
  • 1600 Thomas Hunt
  • 1608 James Weare
  • 1613 Edmund Tucker
  • 1614 Richard Brown
  • 1619–1642 John Oker (or Okeover)
  • Commonwealth period (1642-1663)
  • 1663 John Brown
  • 1674 Mr Hall
  • 1674 John Jackson
  • 1688 Robert Hodge
  • 1690 John George
  • 1713 William Broderip
  • 1726 Joseph Millard
  • 1727 William Evans
  • 1741 Jacob Nickells
  • 1741 John Broderip
  • 1771 Peter Parfitt
  • 1773 Robert Parry
  • 1781 Dodd Perkins
  • 1820 William Perkins
  • 1859 Charles Williams Lavington
  • 1896 Percy Carter Buck
  • 1899 Revd. Canon Thomas Henry Davis
  • 1933 Conrad William Eden
  • 1936 Denys Pouncey
  • 1971 Anthony Crossland
  • 1996 Malcolm Archer
  • 2004 Rupert Gough (acting)
  • 2005 Matthew Owens[104]
  • 2020– Jeremy Cole (acting Organist and Master of the Choristers since 2017)[105]

Assistant Organists[edit]

Sub-Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 2019–2020 David Stevens (formerly Organist and Master of the Choristers of Belfast Cathedral)

Winchester Cathedral[edit]

The earliest known organist of Winchester Cathedral is John Dyer in 1402. Later organists include Christopher Gibbons whose patronage aided the revival of church music after the Interregnum, John Reading, Daniel Roseingrave, James Kent, Samuel Sebastian Wesley, the composer of sacred music, who was also responsible for the acquisition of the Cathedral organ, Martin Neary, who arranged the music for the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, and choral director David Hill.

Organists[edit]

Organists were formerly titled "Organist and Master of the Choristers" then, briefly, "Organist and Master of the Music" and now "Organist and Director of Music"

Assistant Organists[edit]

Sometimes the appointment has been as "Sub-organist" or, in recent years, "Assistant Director of Music"

Worcester Cathedral[edit]

Organists of Worcester Cathedral have included Sir Ivor Atkins, Douglas Guest, Christopher Robinson, the composers Thomas Tomkins, William Hayes, Hugh Blair, and conductors Sir David Willcocks, Donald Hunt and Adrian Lucas.

Organists (and Directors of Music from 2012)[edit]

Assistant Organists (and Assistant Directors of Music from 2012)[edit]

Sub-Assistant Organists (and Voluntary Choir Choirmasters)[edit]

  • 2007–2008 Simon Bertram
  • 2008–2012 George Castle (later Assistant Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral)
  • 2012–2014 James Luxton (later Assistant Director of Music at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral)
  • 2014–2016 Justin Miller
  • 2017–2019 Richard Cook
  • 2019–2021 Ed Jones

Organists of the Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir[edit]

  • 1981–2021 John Wilderspin[127]

York Minster[edit]

List of the organists of York Minster on the wall of the north transept

Among the notable organists of York Minster are four members of the Camidge family who served as cathedral organists for over 100 years, and a number of composers including James Nares, Edwin George Monk, John Naylor, Thomas Tertius Noble and Francis Jackson.

Organists[edit]

The organists of York Minster have had several official titles, including "Master of the Music"; the job description roughly equates to that of Organist and Master of the Choristers. They will have an Assistant Organist, who may be titled simply "Organist". The names of Organists prior to 1633 have been copied from the list of Organists of York Minster on the wall of the North Transept.

Assistant Organists[edit]

Assisting Organists[edit]

  • 2016–2018 Jeremy Lloyd
  • 2018–2020 Christopher Strange

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The sacking of the cathedral in December 1642 caused all cathedral services to be suspended. They were not resumed until the restoration of the monarchy in 1661. The choir was re-formed in the same year, but the appointment of a new organist did not occur until 1668

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