List of musicians at English cathedrals

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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 choir master. There is also an assistant organist, and often an organ scholar.

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

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Arundel Cathedral[edit]

The Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St Philip Howard has been the Catholic Cathedral of Arundel since 1965.

Directors of Music[edit]

  • 1992–2002 Alistair Warwick
  • 2002–present Elizabeth Stratford

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.

Organists[edit]

Bradford Cathedral[edit]

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]

  • 2009 – 2012 David Condry
  • 2012 – 2016 Jonathan P. Eyre
  • 2016 – Jon Payne

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 Bevan
  • 1599 Edward Gibbons
  • 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
  • Lionel Pike
  • Stephen Taylor
  • John Jenkin
  • 1980–1986 Martin Schellenberg (later Director of Music of Christchurch Priory)
  • 1986– Tony Pinel
  • 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 (organist) 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
  • 2011 David Newsholme

Second Assistant Organists[edit]

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 1982 Christopher Tambling
  • 1987 David Woodcock
  • 1990 David Hobourn
  • 1991 Timothy Noon
  • 1992 Duncan Aspden
  • 1993 Andrew Arthur
  • 1994 Andrew Bryden
  • 1997 Tom Williamson
  • 1998 Anthony Gowing
  • 1999 Philip Stopford
  • 2000 Timothy Uglow
  • 2001 John Robinson (Organist and Choir Director)
  • 2002 Benjamin Chewter
  • 2003 Richard Leach
  • 2004 Léon Charles
  • 2005 Jonathan White
  • 2006 James Norrey
  • 2007 Tim Harper
  • 2008 Mark Browne
  • 2009 David Gerrard
  • 2010 Thomas Allery
  • 2011 Andrew Wyatt
  • 2012 Edward Hewes
  • 2013 Weston Jennings
  • 2014 William Wallace

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 Girl's Choir)

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]

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]

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 1977 Richard R. Webster
  • 1979 Kenneth Sweetman
  • 1982 Simon Dinsdale
  • 1988 Andrew Johnstone
  • 1992 Mark Purcell
  • 1993 Neil Cockburn
  • 1994 Benjamin Nicholas
  • 1995 David Soar
  • 1996 Nicholas Chalmers
  • 1997 Christopher Denton
  • 1998 Luke Bartlett
  • 1999 Marcus Wibberley
  • 2000 Deirdre Comerford
  • 2001 Edmund Aldhouse
  • 2002 Ian Roberts
  • 2003 Jamie Hutchings
  • 2004 Sebastian Thompson
  • 2005 Matthew Pitts
  • 2006 John Mountford
  • 2007 Colin Gray
  • 2008 Julian Haggert
  • 2009 John Dilworth
  • 2010 Paul Manley
  • 2011 Alex Goodwin
  • 2012 Ben Cunningham
  • 2013 Leonard Sanderman
  • 2014 Tomek Pieczora
  • 2015 Laura Erel
  • 2016 George Barrett
  • 2017 Kyoko Canaway

Coventry Cathedral[edit]

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

Directors of Music[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • Robert George Weddle 1964–1972 (then organist)
  • J Richard Lowry 1972–1976
  • Ian Little 1976–1977 (then organist)
  • Paul Leddington Wright 1977–1984 (then organist)
  • Timothy Hone
  • Chris Argent
  • David Poulter 1990–1995 (then Director of Music; later Director of Music at Liverpool Cathedral)
  • Daniel Moult 1995–2002
  • Martyn Lane
  • Alistair Reid 2004-2011
  • Laurence Lyndon-Jones 2011-2013

Derby Cathedral[edit]

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

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

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • Steven Grahl
  • Ben Bloor
  • Matthew Gibson

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
  • 2011–2016 David Ratnanayagam
  • 2016–present Jason Lowe

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 2014–2017 Jonathan Allsopp

Ely Cathedral[edit]

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

Organists[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

Directors of the Girls' Choir[edit]

Assistant Organists of the Girls' Choir[edit]

  • 2006–2008 Edward Taylor (later Assistant Organist at Carlisle Cathedral)
  • 2008–2012 Oliver Hancock (later Sub-Organist at Portsmouth Cathedral)
  • 2012–2014 Alexander Berry (later Assistant Organist at Magdalen College, Oxford)
  • 2015–2017 Alexander Goodwin
  • 2017-present Aaron Shilson

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? Mr. 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)

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 2016 Ed Jones

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]

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]

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 2008-09 Simon Bland
  • 2009-10 Jeremy Cole
  • 2010-11 Timothy Parsons
  • 2011-12 Douglas Tang
  • 2012-13 Joseph Wicks
  • 2013-14 Jonathan Allsopp
  • 2014-15 William Fox
  • 2015-16 Charles Maxtone-Smith
  • 2016-17 Laurence John
  • 2017-18 Joel Trekell

Leeds Cathedral[edit]

The Catholic Cathedral Church of St Anne

Notable musicians of Leeds Cathedral include the composer, artist and conductor Arthur E. Grimshaw, (son of the artist, John Atkinson Grimshaw).

Master of the Choristers[edit]

  • 1883-1913 Arthur E. Grimshaw
  • John Needham
  • Henry Kallaway
  • 1930s and 40s John Peers
  • 1955-1969 Gerald B Lyons

Master of Music[edit]

  • 1970-1978 William Dibley
  • 1983-1989 Michael Murphy
  • 1988-1993 Joseph Cullen
  • 1993-2002 Stuart Thompson

Directors of Music[edit]

  • 2002- Benjamin Saunders

Cathedral Organists[edit]

  • 1913-1931 Henry Alban Chambers (aged 11 when appointed)
  • 1931-1953 Frank Malone
  • 1955-1987 Brian Mawson
  • 1982-1990 Iain Robertson
  • 2011-2015 Daniel Justin
  • 2016- David Pipe

Leicester Cathedral[edit]

List of organists of Leicester Cathedral

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 (now Assistant Director of Music – see below)

In 2010 the posts of Organist and Director of Music were separated, the Assistant Organist post being re-titled Organist & Assistant Director of Music.

  • Simon Headley 2010–present (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)

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

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
  • 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]

Organists and Directors of Music[edit]

  • 1910 - Frederick William Burstall
  • 1915 - 1955 Walter Henry Goss-Custard (Organist)
  • 1931 - 1982 Ronald Woan (Director of Music)
  • 1955 - 1980 Noel Rawsthorne (Organist)
  • 1980 - Ian Tracey (organist) (1982-2007 Organist and Master of the Choristers. 2008 - Organist Titulaire)
  • 2008 - 2017 David Poulter (Director of Music)
  • 2017 - Lee Ward (Director of Music)

London, St Paul's Cathedral[edit]

The many distinguished musicians who have been organists, choir masters and choristers at St Pauls 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[47]

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.

Almoners and Masters of the Choristers[edit]

The title of Almoner then passed to one of the Minor Canons, while the post of Master of the Choristers was held by a succession of Vicars Choral, including –

  • 1867–74 Fred Walker 1867–1874 (Vicar Choral)

until –

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

  • 1977–1984 Barry Rose OBE 1977–1984 (Master of the Choir)
  • 1990 the post was re-united with that of Organist under John Scott

Organ Scholars[edit]

Some notable Choristers and Vicars Choral[edit]

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

Manchester Cathedral[edit]

Organists[edit]

  • 1635 John Leigh
  • 1637 William Garter
  • 1666 William Turner
  • 1670 William Keys
  • 1679 Richard Booth
  • 1696 Edward Tetlow
  • 1702 James Holland
  • 1704 Edward Edge
  • 1714 Edward Betts
  • 1767 John Wainwright
  • 1768 Robert Wainwright
  • 1775 Richard Wainwright
  • 1783 Grifiith James Cheese
  • 1804 William Sudlow
  • 1831 William Sudlow and Joseph John Harris
  • 1848 Joseph John Harris
  • 1869 Frederick Bridge (later Sir Frederick Bridge organist of Westminster Abbey)
  • 1875 James Kendrick Pyne
  • 1908 Sydney Nicholson (later Sir Sydney Nicholson organist of Westminster Abbey and founder of the Royal School of Church Music)
  • 1919 Archibald W. Wilson
  • 1943 Norman Cocker
  • 1954 Allan Wicks (later organist of Canterbury Cathedral)
  • 1962 Derrick Edward Cantrell
  • 1977 Robert Vincent
  • 1980–1981 Stephen Pinnock (organist)
  • 1980–1992 Stuart Beer (Choirmaster)
  • 1981–1992 Gordon Stewart (Gordon Brodie Stewart) (Organist)
  • 1992–1996 Stuart Beer (Director of Music)
  • 1992–1996 Christopher Stokes (Organist)
  • 1996– Christopher Stokes (Organist and Master of the Choristers)

Assistant organists[edit]

Middlesbrough Cathedral[edit]

Director of Music[edit]

  • 2010 Timothy Craig Harrison

Assistant Director of Music[edit]

  • 2016 Craig David Cartwright

Organists[edit]

  • Dermot Ruddy
  • Julia Dowson

Newcastle Cathedral[edit]

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
  • 2009 Michael Stoddart
  • 2016 Ian Roberts

Assistant organists[edit]

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

  • 2010–2012 David Stevens (now Master of the Choristers at Belfast Cathedral)[49]

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]

  • 1313 Adam the Organist
  • 1424 Thomas Wath
  • 1445 John Skarlette
  • 1542 Thomas Grewe
  • 1560 Edmund Inglott
  • 1583 Thomas Morley
  • 1593 William Baker
  • 1594 Willim Cobbold
  • 1608 William Inglott
  • 1621 Richard Gibbs
  • 1661 Richard Aylward
  • 1664 Thomas Gibbs
  • 1666 Richard Aylward
  • 1670 Thomas Pleasants
  • 1689 James Cooper
  • 1721 Humphrey Cotton
  • 1749 Thomas Garland
  • 1808 John Christmas Beckwith
  • 1809 John Charles Beckwith
  • 1819 Zechariah Buck
  • 1877 Francis Edward Gladstone
  • 1881 Frederick Cook Atkinson
  • 1885 Frank Bates
  • 1928 Heathcote Dicken Statham
  • 1967 Brian Runnett (died while in office)
  • 1971 Michael Nicholas
  • 1994 David Anthony Cooper
  • 1995 Neil Taylor (Acting)
  • 1996 David Dunnett
  • 2007 David Lowe (Master of Music), David Dunnett continues as organist
  • 2011 David Dunnett (Acting Organist and Master of the Music)
  • 2012 Ashley Grote (Master of Music), David Dunnett continues as organist

Assistant Organists[edit]

Oxford, Christ Church Cathedral[edit]

First among the notable organists of Christ Church Cathedral, 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)

Organ Scholars[edit]

Peel, St German's Cathedral, Isle of Man (since 1980)[edit]

Organists and Choirmasters[edit]

  • 1983 Mike Porter
  • 1986 Bernard Clark
  • 1992 Stephen Dutton
  • 1995 Harvey Easton
  • 2001 Mike Porter

Organists and Directors of Music[edit]

  • 2008 Donald Roworth
  • 2012 Peter Litman

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 2015-2016 Jack Oades
  • 2016-2017 Max Smith
  • 2017-2018 Max Smith

Peterborough Cathedral[edit]

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

Masters of the Music[edit]

Assistant Masters of the Music[edit]

Plymouth Cathedral[edit]

The Catholic Cathedral Church of Saint Mary and Saint Boniface built in 1858

Directors of Music[edit]

  • 1996–1998 Robert Osmond (formerly Director of Music at Sacred Heart and S Teresa, Paignton)
  • 1998–2001 Kevin Holmes
  • 2001–Present Christopher Fletcher (formerly Director of Music at Totnes Parish Church)

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 (former Anglican Priest and now Catholic Priest)
  • 1950s Webster Mansfield formerly organist at Holy Cross Plymouth

Portsmouth Cathedral[edit]

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

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 1999 James Davy
  • 2000 William Ings
  • 2001 Edward Taylor
  • 2002 Richard Hills
  • 2003 Christopher Eastwood
  • 2008 Max Puller
  • 2009 William Drakett
  • 2010 Kate Macpherson
  • 2011 Nick Miller
  • 2012 David Harris
  • 2013 William Wallace
  • 2014 Callum Alger
  • 2015 Luke Fitzgerald
  • 2016 Rupert Jackson

Ripon Cathedral[edit]

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

Organists[edit]

  • 1447 Thomas Litster (priest)
  • 1478 Lawrence Lancaster
  • 1511 John Watson
  • 1513 William Swaine
  • 1520 Adam Bakehouse
  • 1540 William Solber
  • 1548 Interregnum
  • 1613 John Wanlass
  • ca. 1643 Interregnum
  • 1662 Henry Wanlass
  • 1670 Wilson
  • 1674 Alexander Shaw
  • 1677 William Sorrell
  • 1682 John Hawkins
  • 1690 Thomas Preston (sen)
  • 1731 Thomas Preston (jun)
  • 1748 William Ayrton[58]
  • 1799 William F. M. Ayrton[58]
  • 1802 Nicholas T. D. Ayrton
  • 1823 John Henry Bond
  • 1829 George Bates
  • 1874 Edwin John Crow
  • 1902 Charles Harry Moody, CBE (formerly organist of Holy Trinity Church, Coventry)
  • 1954 Lionel Frederick Dakers
  • 1957 Philip Marshall
  • 1966 Ronald Edward Perrin
  • 1994 Kerry Beaumont
  • 2002 Andrew Bryden (Acting)
  • 2003 Simon Morley
  • 2003 Andrew Bryden

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • Edward Brown[59]
  • 1876–81 Henry Taylor[60]
  • ???? J. William-Render[61]
  • William Rains
  • William Edward Cave
  • Edgar Alfred Lane
  • ????-1887 Herbert Arthur Wheeldon[62]
  • 1887–90 Charles Morton Bailey
  • Edgar Watson
  • ca. 1908 C. Richards[63]
  • David Lamb
  • 1925–27 Leonard Bagguley[64][65] (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.

  • 1928–35 Dennis Cocks
  • 1935–39 Alfred H. Allsop
  • WWII 1939 – 1947
  • 1947–52 Alex Forrest
  • 1952–55 Paul Mace
  • 1955–56 Keith Bond
  • 1956–58 Peter Anthony Stanley Stevenson[66]
  • 1958–63 Laurence Gibbon
  • 1963–74 Alan Dance
  • 1974–86 Marcus Huxley (later organist of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham)
  • 1986–98 Robert Marsh
  • 1998–2003 Andrew Bryden (then organist)
  • 2003-4 Stephen Power (Acting)
  • 2004–08 Thomas Leech
  • 2009–13 Edmund Aldhouse
  • 2013–14 Ben Horden (acting)
  • 2014– Tim Harper

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 2015-2017 Thomas Coxhead
  • 2017- Alana Brook

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 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.[68] 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]

  • 1908–09 John Cawley[69]
  • 1921–30 George C. Straker
  • 1936–39 Sydney John Barlow[70]
  • 1945–51 Frederick Carter
  • 1951–70 John Henry Freeman[71]
  • 1970–75 Simon Lindley
  • 1975–76 John Clough
  • 1976–2001 Andrew Parnell
  • 2001–08 Simon Johnson (later Assistant Director of Music St Paul's Cathedral)
  • 2008–current Tom Winpenny

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]

Organists and Directors of Music[edit]

Assistant Directors of Music[edit]

  • 2013 Joshua Hales
  • 2016 Joshua Stephens (acting)
  • 2017 Joshua Hales

Assistant Master of the Music[edit]

  • ?-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 - ? Paul Parsons

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 1966 - 1969? Alan Thurlow
  • 1971-1974 David Read
  • 1992-1995 Colin Davey
  • 1995-1998 Peter Heginbotham
  • 1998-2000 John Swindells
  • 2000-2001 William Saunders
  • 2002-2003 Charles Janz
  • 2003-2004 Duncan Barlow
  • 2004-2005 Andrew Furniss
  • 2015-2016 Joshua Stephens

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
  • 1923–25 Ralph William Downes (later Organist of the Oratory, Brompton, organ consultant and designer, including designer and curator of the Royal Festival Hall organ)
  • 1934–35 Philip Miles
  • 1936 Ernest F.A. Suttle
  • 1937–54 Ernest Herbert Warrell[77]
  • 1955–56 William Allen Humpherson[78]
  • 1957–59 Denys Darlow
  • 1959–1962 John Flower, Alan Dance, John Oxlade
  • 1962–1970 Arthur Newell
  • 1971–1974 Christopher Jenkins
  • 1975–78 Nicholas Woods
  • 1978–85 John Scott
  • 1985–88 Andrew Lumsden
  • 1988–97 Stephen Layton
  • 1997 Stephen Disley

Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 2000–02 Daniel Cook (now Sub Organist of Westminster Abbey)
  • 2002–04 Ian Keatley (now Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin)
  • 2004–05 Martin Ford (now Director of Music of the Guards' Chapel)
  • 2005–07 David Pipe (now Organist of Leeds Cathedral)
  • 2007–08 Tim Wakerell (now Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford)
  • 2008–10 Tom Little (now Assistant Organist at Croydon Minster)
  • 2010–12 Jonathan Hope (later Organ Scholar of Winchester Cathedral, then Assistant Director of Music, Gloucester Cathedral)
  • 2012–2014 Martyn Noble (now Assistant Organist at HM Chapel Royal, St James' Palace)
  • 2014–2016 Alexander Binns (now Assistant Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral)
  • 2016-present Edward Hewes

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]

  • 1499 Lawrence Pepys
  • 1519 Rev George Vincent
  • 1568 George Thetford
  • 1582 John Mudd
  • 1584 Thomas Foster
  • 1586 William Colbecke
  • 1594 John Beeston
  • 1596 Edward Manestie
  • 1622 Francis Dogson
  • 1628 John Hutchinson
  • 1661 Edward Chappell
  • 1690 George Chappell
  • 1699 William Popeley
  • 171-54 William Lee
  • 1754–55 Samuel Wise 1
  • 1755–64 Edmund Ayrton
  • 1764–81 Thomas Spofforth
  • 1818–35 Edward Heathcote
  • 1835–41 Frederick Gunton
  • 1841–57 Chappell Batchelor
  • 1857–72 Herbert Stephen Irons
  • 1872–76 Cedric Bucknall
  • 1876–79 William Weaver Ringrose
  • 1879–88 W Arthur Marriott
  • 1888–1918 Robert William Liddle
  • 1918–29 Harry William Tupper
  • 1929–46 George Thomas Francis
  • 1946–56 Robert James Ashfield
  • 1956–59 David James Lumsden (later knighted)
  • 1959–89 Kenneth Bernard Beard
  • 1989–Aug 2016 Paul Robert Hale
  • Sept 2016-Apr 2017 Simon Hogan (acting)
  • May 2017 Paul Provost (formerly Sub-Organist of Guildford Cathedral)

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:

Organ Scholars[edit]

Charles Harrison Organ Scholarship

  • 1992–93 Matthew Halls (later director of The King's Consort, now the Retrospect Ensemble)
  • 1994–95 David Soar (now Professional Operatic Bass)
  • 1995-06 David Gostick (now Musical Director of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir and Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wimborne Minster)
  • 1997–98 Thomas Wiggall (now Composer and Teacher of Music Surbiton High School, Surrey)
  • 1998–99 Anthony Smith (now Research Fellow, University of Sussex)

David McIntosh Organ Scholarship

  • 1999–2000 Matthew O'Donovan (now Director of Lower Chapel Music, Eton College)
  • 2000–01 Christopher Bucknall (now Director of Music and Organist, St Mary's Church, Barnes)
  • 2001–02 Oliver Lallemant (now Assistant Director of Music, Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, London)
  • 2002–03 Charles Sega (now Organist and Choirmaster, The Episcopal Church of the Atonement, Chicago)
  • 2003–04 Stephen Moore (later Director of Music, St Matthew's Church Northampton, now Director of Music, Llandaff Cathedral)
  • 2004–05 Dr Emma Gibbins (later Director of Music St. George's Church, Belfast, currently Director of Music at Newport Cathedral)
  • 2005–06 Simon Earl (now Director of Music, Christchurch Priory)
  • 2006–07 Daniel Battle (then Associate Organist, St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, now Director, Scholæ Filiorum, Ss. Peter and Paul's Church, Cork)
  • 2007–08 Richard Moore (then Organ Scholar, St John's College, Oxford, now Sub-Organist, Guildford Cathedral)
  • 2008–09 Peter Holder (now Assistant Organist, St Paul's Cathedral)
  • 2009–11 Jonathan Turner (now Assistant Head of Middle School, Dulwich Prep School)
  • 2011–13 Hilary Punnett (now Assistant Organist of Lincoln Cathedral)
  • 2013–15 David Quinn (previously Organ Scholar, St Peter's College, Oxford)
  • 2015–present Edward Turner (previously Organ Scholar, Tewkesbury Abbey)

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]

Organ Scholars[edit]

Wakefield Cathedral[edit]

Organists[edit]

  • 1886 Joseph Naylor Hardy
  • 1930 Newell Smith Wallbank
  • 1945-1970 Percy George Saunders
  • 1970–2010 Jonathan Bielby MBE
  • 2010– Thomas Moore

Assistant Organists[edit]

  • 1896–1900 William Frederick Dunnill [87]
  • 1961-1971 John Holt
  • 1975–1983 Peter David Gould
  • 1983–1985 Gareth Green[88]
  • 1985–1991 Keith Wright
  • 1991–1996 Sean Farrell
  • 1996–2002 Louise Reid
  • 2002–2010 Thomas Moore
  • 2010 Daniel Justin
  • 2011–2015 Simon Earl
  • 2015– Sachin Gunga

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,[89] which was enlarged in 1786,[90] and again in 1855.[91] In 1909–1910 a new organ was built by Harrison & Harrison with the best parts of old organ retained,[92] and this has been maintained by the same company since.[93]

Organists[edit]

  • 1416–1418 Walter Bagele (or Vageler)[94]
  • 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
  • 1613–1614 Edmund Tucker
  • 1614–1619 Richard Brown
  • 1619–1642 John Oker (or Okeover)
  • 1663–1674 John Brown
  • 1674 Mr Hall
  • 1674–1688 John Jackson
  • 1688–1690 Robert Hodge
  • 1690–1712 John George
  • 1713–1726 William Broderip
  • 1726 Joseph Millard
  • 1727–1740 William Evans
  • 1741 Jacob Nickells
  • 1741–1771 John Broderip
  • 1771–1773 Peter Parfitt
  • 1773–1781 Robert Parry
  • 1781–1820 Dodd Perkins
  • 1820–1859 William Perkins
  • 1859–1895 Charles Williams Lavington
  • 1896–1899 Percy Carter Buck
  • 1899–1933 Revd. Canon Thomas Henry Davis
  • 1933–1936 Conrad William Eden
  • 1936–1971 Denys Pouncey
  • 1971–1996 Anthony Crossland
  • 1996–2004 Malcolm Archer
  • 2004–2005 Rupert Gough (acting)
  • 2005 Matthew Owens[95]

Assistant Organists[edit]

Senior Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 2002 David Bednall (later Assistant Organist)
  • 2006 Samuel Hudson (later Organist and Director of Music at Blackburn Cathedral)
  • 2009 Oliver Walker
  • 2010 Stephen Buzard
  • 2011 Sachin Gunga
  • 2012 Owain Park
  • 2013 Jeremy Woodside
  • 2014 Nicholas Freestone
  • 2015 Bryan Anderson
  • 2016 James Kealey

Junior Organ Scholars[edit]

  • 2004-06 Benedict Lewis-Smith
  • 2012-14 William Fox

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"

Organ Scholars[edit]

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[edit]

Assistant Organists[edit]

of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and St John's College, Cambridge)

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

Organists of the Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir[edit]

  • 19??-present John Wilderspin

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, T. 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]

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