List of musicians at Welsh cathedrals

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Bangor Cathedral[edit]

Organists[edit]

  • 1644 Thomas Bolton
  • 1689 (A Vicar Choral) ?
  • 1691 Thomas Roberts
  • 1705 ? Priest
  • 1708 ? Smith
  • 1710 ? Ferrer
  • 1713 John Rathbone
  • 1721 Thomas Rathbone
  • 1750 Thomas Lloyd
  • 1778 Richard Jarred
  • 1782 William Shrubsole
  • 1784 Edmund Olive
  • 1793 Joseph Pring
  • 1842 James Sharpe Pring
  • 1868 Robert Roberts
  • 1872 Roland Rogers
  • 1892 T. Westlake Morgan
  • 1906 Roland Rogers (reappointed)
  • 1928 Leslie Douglas Paul
  • 1970 John Hywel
  • 1972 Andrew John Goodwin
  • 2009 Graham Eccles

Director of Music

  • 2014 Paul Booth

Brecon Cathedral[edit]

Organists[edit]

Assistant organists[edit]

  • 2007 Meirion Wynn Jones
  • 2012 Paul Hayward
  • 2014 Stephen Power
  • 2017 Tom Coxhead
  • 2018 Jonathan Pilgrim

Llandaff Cathedral[edit]

Organists and Masters of the Choristers[edit]

  • 1861 John Bernard Wilkes
  • 1866 Francis Edward Gladstone
  • 1870 Theodore Edward Aylward
  • 1876 Charles Lee Williams
  • 1882 Hugh Brooksbank
  • 1894 George Galloway Beale
  • 1937 William Henry Gabb
  • 1946 Albert Vernon Butcher
  • 1949 Thomas Hallford
  • 1950 Eric Arthur Coningsby
  • 1952 Charles Kenneth Turner
  • 1957 Eric Howard Fletcher
  • 1958 Robert Henry Joyce
  • 1974 Michael John Smith
  • 2000 Richard Moorhouse
  • 2014 Jonathan Bielby (interim)
  • 2016 Stephen Moore[1]

List of organists[edit]

Assistant organists[edit]

Newport Cathedral[edit]

Organists[edit]

1964 - 1979 Donald Bate FRCO LRAM etc. (Cardiff) Former pupil of Dr Rendal Dewi Sant Church, Cardiff

  • 1979 Christopher Barton
  • 2015 Dr. Emma Gibbins

Assistant organists[edit]

  • 2006 Ronny Krippner
  • 2007 Christopher Denton
  • 2010 Jeremy Blasby

St Asaph Cathedral[edit]

Organists[edit]

  • 1620 John Day
  • 1630 Abednego D. Perkins
  • 1631 John Wilson
  • 1669 Thomas Ottey
  • 1680 William Key
  • 1686 Thomas Hughes
  • 1694 Alexander Gerard
  • 1738 John Gerard
  • 1782 John Jones
  • 1785 Edward Bailey
  • 1791 Charles Spence
  • 1794 Henry Hayden
  • 1834 Robert Augustus Atkins
  • 1889 Llewellyn Lloyd
  • 1897 Hugh Percy Allen
  • 1898 Archibald Wayet Wilson
  • 1901 Cyril Bradley Rootham
  • 1902 William Edward Belcher
  • 1917 Harold Carpenter Lumb Stocks
  • 1956 Robert Duke Dickinson
  • 1962 James Roland Middleton
  • 1970 Graham John Elliott
  • 1981 John Theodore Belcher
  • 1985 Hugh Davies
  • 1998 Graham Eccles
  • 2004 - 2018 Alan McGuinness (position abolished)

Assistant organists[edit]

  • 1875–1889 Llewelyn Lloyd
  • 1897–1901 F. Walton Evans

Assistant Director of Music[edit]

  • 2004–2018 John Hosking (position abolished); later Acting Director of Music at Holy Trinity, Southport

St Davids Cathedral[edit]

Organists and Masters of the Choristers[edit]

  • 1490 Priest Vicars
  • 1509 John Norman
  • 1563 Thomas Elliot
  • 1577 Priest Vicars
  • 1713 R. Mordant
  • 1714 Henry Mordant
  • 1719 Richard Tomkins
  • 1719 Williarn Bishop
  • 1720 Henry Williams
  • 1725 Matthew Maddox
  • 1734 Matthew Philpott
  • 1793 Arthur Richardson
  • 1827 John Barrett
  • 1851 William Peregrine Propert
  • 1883 Frederick Garton
  • 1894 D. John Codner
  • 1896 Herbert C. Morris
  • 1922 Joseph Soar
  • 1953 Peter Boorman
  • 1977 Nicholas Jackson
  • 1984 Malcolm Watts
  • 1990 Kerry Beaumont (later Organist of Ripon Cathedral; currently Organist of Coventry Cathedral)
  • 1995 Geraint Bowen (currently Organist of Hereford Cathedral)
  • 2001 Timothy Noon (later Organist of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral; currently Organist of Exeter Cathedral)
  • 2007 Alexander Mason (currently Director of Chapel Music at Shrewsbury School)
  • 2011 Daniel Cook (later Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey; currently Organist of Durham Cathedral)
  • 2013 Oliver Waterer

Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

  • 1998 Simon Pearce

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 2016 Aaron Shilson (currently Assistant Organist to the Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir and Assistant Organist at Selwyn College, Cambridge)
  • 2017 Rupert Jackson (currently Organ Scholar of Magdalen College, Oxford)
  • 2018 Emily India Evans (Organ Scholar elect of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brooksbank was the organiser of the first Cardiff Music Festival.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.llandaffcathedral.org.uk/appointment-of-director-of-music/
  2. ^ Evans & Humphreys 1997, p. 129.
  3. ^ Evans & Humphreys 1997, p. 14.
  4. ^ Evans & Humphreys 1997, p. 351.
  5. ^ a b Evans & Humphreys 1997, p. 46.
  6. ^ "A Durham Gentleman Appointed as the New Organist". Evening Express. 15 August 1894. p. 4. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Llandaff: Cathedral Church of St Peter & St Paul, Dyfrig, Teilo & Euddogwy". Friends of Cathedral Music. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Appointment of Director of Music".
  9. ^ Evans & Humphreys 1997, p. 101.
  10. ^ "Cathedral Music". Llandaff Cathedral. 2010. Archived from the original on 15 March 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  11. ^ "Cathedral Music". Llandaff Cathedral. 2011. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Cathedral Music". Llandaff Cathedral. 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  13. ^ "Who's Who at the Cathedral". Rochester Cathedral. 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Cathedral Music". Llandaff Cathedral. 2012. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  15. ^ "Cathedral Music". Llandaff Cathedral. 2013. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)

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